Raymond Mathewson Hood Collection (022), Architect, 1881-1934
Hood worked in the offices of Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson and Palmer & Hornbostle before establishing his practice in New York City in 1914. An important shaper of urban form, his reputation was built by a succession of trend-setting skyscrapers. His works include the Chicago Tribune Tower, the Daily News Building, the McGraw-Hill Building, and Rockefeller Center.
The Raymond Hood Collection comprises one manuscript, eight drawings, and twenty-two photographs documenting two visionary designs, donated to the Architectural Archives by Mrs. J. André Fouilhoux, widow of Hood’s professional collaborator Jacques André Fouilhoux. The most significant holdings in the collection are five original ink sketches signed and annotated by Hood illustrating his “Tower City” proposal of 1927.