peoplepill id: stephen-decatur-hatch
2 views today
12 views this week
Stephen Decatur Hatch

Stephen Decatur Hatch American architect

American architect
Stephen Decatur Hatch
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American architect
Was Architect
From United States of America
Type Engineering
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1839
Death 1 January 1894 (aged 55 years)
Stephen Decatur Hatch
The details


Stephen Decatur Hatch (b. 1839 - d. 1894) was a prominent late-19th century architect who was responsible for a number of historically or architecturally significant buildings in Manhattan, New York City and elsewhere. He primarily designed commercial buildings.

Life and career

Hatch was born in Swanton, Vermont, the son of an inventor, and moved to New York City, where he found employment as a construction inspector. He joined the busy architectural firm of John B. Snook in 1860 as a draftsman. He left around 1864 to start his own practice, and became the architect of the U.S. War Department, responsible for construction of military posts in New York. His practice began to flourish in 1868.

Hatch died in 1894, during the construction of an extension to the headquarters building of the New York Life Insurance Company.


  • 213-215 Water Street – warehouse, built 1868 for A.A. Thompson & Co., now part of South Street Seaport Museum, within the South Street Seaport Historic District
  • 118 East 18th Street – built 1868
  • Gilsey House Hotel – 1200 Broadway, built 1869-1871, converted to residential use 1980, a NYC landmark (1979)
  • 836-838 Broadway - built 1876-1877
  • Robbins & Appleton Building – manufacturing, built 1879-1880, a NYC landmark (1979)
  • Schepp Building – warehouse, 45-53 Hudson Street, built 1880, within the Tribeca North Historic District 
  • 165 Duane Street – lofts, built 1881, within the Tribeca West Historic District 
  • Murray Hill Hotel – Park Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets, built 1884, razed 1947
  • U.S. Army Building – also known as 3 New York Plaza, Water & Whitehall Streets, offices, built 1886
  • 168 Duane Street – warehouse, built 1886-1887, within the Tribeca West Historic District, Dutch Revival style 
  • Manhattan Savings Institution – also known as Bleecker Tower, 644 Broadway, built 1889-1891, within the NoHo Historic District 
  • Fleming Smith Warehouse – 451-453 Washington Street, built 1891-1892, a NYC landmark (1978)
  • Roosevelt Building – lofts, 839-841 Broadway, built 1893
  • Former New York Life Insurance Company Building – also known as the Clock Tower Building, offices, 346 Broadway, built 1894-1895, completed by McKim, Mead & White, a NYC landmark (1987) and on the National Register of Historic Places (1982)
  • Methodist Episcopal Church – Madison, New Jersey, built 1870, on the National Register of Historic Places (2008)
  • Jubilee Hall – Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, built 1876, a National Historic Landmark (1974)
  • Laclede Building – St. Louis, Missouri, built 1888
  • Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Rooms 231 & 232 – Washington, D.C., office suite for the U.S. Secretary of War, completed March 1888

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes