Architect Claude E. Hooton

Claude E. Hooton (1905-1993) was an architect who taught at Rice University and designed homes and buildings in Houston and New Orleans. His mentor at Rice University was William Ward Watkin and he was a recipient of the Rice Architectural Traveling Fellowship (now the William Ward Watkin Traveling Fellowship). He worked on low cost housing projects including on Allen Parkway village (with MacKie and Kamrath, C.A. Johnson, and Eugene Werlin) and also designed Sharpstown Mall with Sidney H. Morris and Associates. His architectural work has been described as “regional modernism.”


The following is a partial list of Hooton designed structures in Houston:


1639 Branard, Rebecca Henry Duplex (built 1936-1937; demolished)
1639 Branard St. - Houston TX
1639 Branard St. - Houston TX


3363 Knollwood, J.R. Parten House (built 1939-1940; demolished 1989)
3363 Knollwood - Houston TX
3619 Knollwood, W.W. Fondren, Jr. House
3619 Knollwood - Houston TX
2118 Glen Haven, Chester F. Lee House (built 1936)
2118 Glen Haven - Houston TX
2245 Dryden, Randolph C. West House (built 1936-1937)
2245 Dryden - Houston TX
2126 Pine Valley, A.L. Young House (built 1935-1936)
2126 Pine Valley - Houston TX



Thank you to Carol Price for contributing invaluable images and information for this page.