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Philip Hooker
Birth: 1766
Death: Jan. 31, 1836

Architect. Born to Samuel and Rachel Hooker. Philip is considered to be Albany's first great architect. He designed many of the more outstanding buildings erected in post war Albany and across upstate New York. He served the city government in a number of offices including those of alderman assessor, city architect, city superintendant, and city surveyor. In each of those offices, over several decades, he made a major impact on the development and transformation of the city of Albany. By that time, Philip had associated himself with the Albany Dutch church. In June 1797, Philip and Putnam were identified as the "undertakers and architects" of the new church. He designed the new building that would be known as the "North Church" on North Pearl Street. His first wife Mary would die in 1812 at the age of 39. In 1814 he would marry Sara Monk at the Albany Lutheran church. As Albany's distinguished architect, his designs included the first State Capitol, a number of Albany churches and banks, the residence now known as the Fort Orange Club, the Albany Academy, the Albany city hall of 1832, Hyde Hall at Otsego Lake, Roscoe Conkling House, in Utica, New York and many others in Albany and beyond. Philip resigned as city surveyor in 1832. He died in 1836 at the age of sixty-nine. (bio by: Shock) 
 
Burial:
Albany Rural Cemetery
Menands
Albany County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 49, Lot 12 (near tree)
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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