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Hook and Rogers (1905-1916)

Headquarters:
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
Trades:
  • Architect
NC Work Locations:
  • Concord, Cabarrus County
  • Cabarrus
  • Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County
  • Cabarrus
  • Lenoir, Caldwell County
  • Caldwell
  • Durham, Durham County
  • Durham
  • Belmont, Gaston County
  • Gaston
  • Gastonia, Gaston County
  • Gaston
  • Greensboro, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
  • Mecklenburg
  • Aberdeen, Moore County
  • Moore
  • Chapel Hill, Orange County
  • Orange
  • Greenville, Pitt County
  • Pitt
  • Union County
  • Union
  • Marvin, Union County
  • Union
  • Raleigh, Wake County
  • Wake
Building Types:
  • Commercial;
  • Educational;
  • Fraternal;
  • Industrial;
  • Recreational;
  • Residential;
  • Transportation

Biography

The firm of Hook and Rogers was established in 1905 by C. C. Hook and Willard G. Rogers. Rogers had moved to Charlotte from Cincinnati, Ohio, around 1900 as an architect for the engineering firm of Stuart W. Cramer. The partnership of Hook and Rogers closely followed that of Hook and Sawyer and covered a wide range of building types and styles including many college projects. For selected works, see the C. C. Hook entry.

Author: Michelle Ann Michael.

Published 2009

Building List

Spencer Hall (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1904

Variant Name(s):
  • New Dormitory
Contributors:
Dates: 1904;1907
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).
Note:

Spencer Hall is the principal surviving building by Hook at present University of North Carolina at Greensboro (the State Normal and Industrial College), where he also planned other buildings including an auditorium, a library, and other dormitories. When completed it was described as largest women's dormitory in the country under one roof. The Julius Isaac Foust Papers at University of North Carolina at Greenboro University Archives & Manuscripts includes correspondence with the firm of Hook and Rogers (1910s) and Thomas Sears (1920s) about construction of campus buildings and landscaping. Attached to a 1904 Hook letter is a photograph of a rendering of Spencer Hall by Hook. Spencer Hall was named for Cornelia Phillips Spencer, advocate of education for women.

D. L. Bost House (Concord, Cabarrus County)

Cabarrus Concord

1905

Contributors:
Dates: 1905
Location: Concord, Cabarrus County
Street Address: 154 S. Union St., Concord, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Peter R. Kaplan, The Historic Architecture of Cabarrus County, North Carolina (2004).

Misenheimer-James House (Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County)

Cabarrus Mount Pleasant

1800

Contributors:
Dates: Late 19th century; 1915 [remodeled]
Location: Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County
Street Address: 311 S. Main St., Mount Pleasant, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Peter R. Kaplan, The Historic Architecture of Cabarrus County, North Carolina (2004).
Note:

A late 19th century house was remodeled into a Colonial Revival-bungalow hybrid design by Hook and Rogers. The stonework was done by noted local African-American stonemason Robert Franklin Lynn.

Lenoir Building (Lenoir, Caldwell County)

Caldwell Lenoir

1908

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1908
Location: Lenoir, Caldwell County
Street Address: 808 West Ave., Lenoir, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir, Michael T. Southern, and Jennifer F. Martin, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (1999).

Lenoir Building

East Duke Building (Durham, Durham County)

Durham Durham

1910

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1910
Location: Durham, Durham County
Street Address: Duke University, Durham, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Images Published In:
  • Claudia P. Roberts (Brown) and Diane E. Lea, The Durham Architectural and Historic Inventory (1982).
Note:

The East Duke Building is the right, tan-colored building pictured in the bottom right corner of the image.

East Duke Building

West Duke Building (Durham, Durham County)

Durham Durham

1910

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1910
Location: Durham, Durham County
Street Address: Duke University, Durham, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Images Published In:
  • Claudia P. Roberts (Brown) and Diane E. Lea, The Durham Architectural and Historic Inventory (1982).
Note:

The West Duke Building is the left, tan-colored building pictured in the bottom right corner of the image.

West Duke Building

Four Acres (Durham, Durham County)

Durham Durham

1908

Variant Name(s):
  • Benjamin N. Duke House
Contributors:
Dates: 1908
Location: Durham, Durham County
Street Address: Chapel Hill St. at Duke St., Durham, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Joel A. Kostyu and Frank A. Kostyu, Durham: A Pictorial History (1978).
Note:

The immense residence called Four Acres was built for tobacco industrialist Benjamin N. Duke on the site of his previous residence. The North Carolina Mutual Insurance building now occupies the elevated, prominent site.

Four Acres

Greystone (Durham, Durham County)

Durham Durham

1911

Variant Name(s):
  • James F. Stagg House
Contributors:
Dates: 1911
Location: Durham, Durham County
Street Address: 618 Morehead Ave., Durham, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Joel A. Kostyu and Frank A. Kostyu, Durham: A Pictorial History (1978).
  • Claudia P. Roberts (Brown) and Diane E. Lea, The Durham Architectural and Historic Inventory (1982).
Note:

Built for an associate of the Duke family, Greystone is one of the few examples surviving of Durham's pre-1920 mansions.

Abel Caleb Lineberger Sr. House I (Belmont, Gaston County)

Gaston Belmont

1910

Contributors:
Dates: 1910
Location: Belmont, Gaston County
Street Address: 203 N. Main St., Belmont, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Kim Withers Brengle, The Architectural Heritage of Gaston County, North Carolina (1982).

Piedmont and Northern Railway Depot (Belmont, Gaston County)

Gaston Belmont

1915

Contributors:
Dates: 1915
Location: Belmont, Gaston County
Street Address: 4 N. Main St., Belmont, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Transportation
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
  • Kim Withers Brengle, The Architectural Heritage of Gaston County, North Carolina (1982).

Piedmont and Northern Railway Depot

John Love Buildings (Gastonia, Gaston County)

Gaston Gastonia

1904

Contributors:
Dates: 1904; ca. 1906-1908
Location: Gastonia, Gaston County
Street Address: 213-223 W. Main Ave., Gastonia, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Kim Withers Brengle, The Architectural Heritage of Gaston County, North Carolina (1982).
Note:

In 1899 and 1906 the Manufacturers' Record carried news of Hook's firms designing office buildings for John Love, which may be these.

Cole Manufacturing Plant (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1909

Contributors:
Dates: 1909-1911
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: Charlotte, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Industrial

YWCA Building (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1912

Contributors:
Dates: 1912-1914
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: 418 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Recreational
Images Published In:
  • Mary Norton Kratt and Mary Manning Boyer, Remembering Charlotte: Postcards from a New South City, 1905-1950 (2000).

YWCA Building

VanLandingham House (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1913

Contributors:
Dates: 1913
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential

Masonic Temple (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1914

Contributors:
Dates: 1914
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: 329 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Fraternal
Images Published In:
  • Mary Norton Kratt and Mary Manning Boyer, Remembering Charlotte: Postcards from a New South City, 1905-1950 (2000).
Note:

The imposing Egyptian Revival style Masonic temple was among the state's premier examples of its style and type. It was razed in 1987, and its massive lotus columns were reused in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Masonic Temple

John Blue House (Aberdeen, Moore County)

Moore Aberdeen

1888

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1888; 1903
Location: Aberdeen, Moore County
Street Address: 200 Blue St., Aberdeen, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Residential

Masonic Building (Greenville, Pitt County)

Pitt Greenville

1902

Contributors:
Dates: 1902
Location: Greenville, Pitt County
Street Address: Greenville, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Fraternal
Images Published In:
  • Michael Cotter, ed., The Architectural Heritage of Greenville, North Carolina (1988).

Jarvis Hall (Greenville, Pitt County)

Pitt Greenville

1909

Contributors:
Dates: 1909
Location: Greenville, Pitt County
Street Address: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Images Published In:
  • Michael Cotter, ed., The Architectural Heritage of Greenville, North Carolina (1988).
Note:

Jarvis Hall is one of the most intact of several buildings designed at present East Carolina University by Hook and Rogers and Herbert W. Simpson, typically in red brick with red tile roofs. The college was established in 1907, and these architects designed the earliest part of the campus.

Proctor Hotel (Greenville, Pitt County)

Pitt Greenville

1912

Variant Name(s):
  • Minges Building
Contributors:
Dates: 1912
Location: Greenville, Pitt County
Street Address: 300 block S. Evans St., Greenville, NC
Status: Altered
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Michael Cotter, ed., The Architectural Heritage of Greenville, North Carolina (1988).

Proctor Hotel

Banks Presbyterian Church (Union County)

Union

1911

Contributors:
Dates: 1911
Location: Union County
Street Address: SR 1315, Marvin, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious
Images Published In:
  • Suzanne S. Pickens, ed., Sweet Union: An Architectural and Historical Survey of Union County, North Carolina (1990).

Eliza Pittman Memorial Auditorium (Raleigh, Wake County)

Wake Raleigh

1906

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1906
Location: Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address: St. Mary's School, Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Images Published In:
  • Linda L. Harris and Mary Ann Lee, An Architectural and Historical Inventory of Raleigh, North Carolina (1978).

Eliza Pittman Memorial Auditorium

Chapel Hill Graded School (Chapel Hill, Orange County)

Orange Chapel Hill

1915

Contributors:
Dates: 1915
Location: Chapel Hill, Orange County
Street Address: Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Educational
Note:

The school was located on Franklin Street, southwest of the intersection with Columbia Street, where University Square is currently. It became Chapel Hill High School in 1936, and was demolished in the 1970s.

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