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Tooker & Marsh

About the Architecture Firm of Tooker & Marsh

The firm of Tooker & Marsh was formed by E. Post Tooker and Reginald E. Marsh in 1914 and located at 101 Park Avenue, New York City.  According to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in their landmark designation of the Studebaker Building in Brooklyn:
"Tooker & Marsh is best known for its designs in school buildings.  The firm was particularly prolific in upstate New York, Long Island and New Jersey and its designs include numerous grade schools, high schools and several colleges.  Reginald Marsh was born May 29, 1885 in Saratoga Springs, New York.  He received his Bachelor's Degree in 1906 from Cornell University where he majored in Architecture and his Master's Degree in Architecture in 1907 From Cornell.  He worked as a draftsman for Taylor and Levi (1907), McKim, Mead & White (1908), Charles W. Leavitt (1909-11) and Trowbridge & Ackerman (1912-13).  In 1960, Governor Rockefeller named Marsh as one of eight architects to draw up standards for state schools.
As early as 1913, Reginald E. Marsh and E. Post Tooker were practicing architecture independently but both had offices at 101 Park Avenue in Manhattan, the Architects Building, which was home to numerous architects, engineers and individual firms related to the building trade....  In 1920, Tooker and Marsh wrote an article for Architecture entitled "General Principles of School Planning and Construction" in which they outlined underlying design concepts and requirements for school buildings.  Although most of the firm's work focused on school construction, tooker and Marsh took on other commmissions as well.  An early work of the firm was the design for Bear Mountain Inn, the headquarters building for the Palisades Interstate Pakr, Bear Mountain, New York.  The firm also designed a building for People's Trust Company in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania and the Treasurer's Office Building in Suffolk County, New York.  In addition to these public/corporate commissions, the firm designed large private residences in Bronxville, Manhasset, and Hartsdale, New York." 

Tooker & Marsh were the Architects of the Bear Mountain Inn, built in 1915 and considered to be an early and outstanding example of monumental rustic lodge architecture.

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Other work by Tooker & Marsh:

  • U.S. Post Office, 100 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, Long Island (listed on the National Register of Historic Places)
  • Amincliff/Ryefield Manor (c.1910), Lattingtown, Long Island (built as home of Amos Dow Carver)
  • Hegeman Hall, Stony Brook School, Stony Brook, Long Island
  • Home of Reginald E. Marsh (c. 1922), Bronxville, New York
  • Studebaker Building (c. 1920), 1469 Bedford Avenue (at Sterling Place), Brooklyn, NY
  • People's Trust Company Building (1921), Tamaqua, PA (appearing in The American Architect, July 6, 1921)
  • Home of Charles Otto, Hartsdale, Westchester County, NY (appearing in The American Architect, July 6, 1921)
  • Baldwin Grade School (1921), Baldwin, Long Island (appearing in The American Architect, July 6, 1921)
  • Edwin Thanhauser Lodge, Bayville, Long Island
  • Cohoes School, NY
  • Grade & High School, Greenburgh, Westchester County, NY
  • Hartsdale Grade School, Westchester County, NY
  • High School, Norwich, NY
  • Grade & High School, Port Henry, NY
  • Ferris Avenue Grade School, White Plains, NY
  • Home of Mrs. C.A. Woodcock (1928), Glens Falls, NY
  • Palmyra Elementary School (1924), 120 Canandaigua Street, Palmyra, Wayne County, NY
  • Bridgehampton School (1931), 2685 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, Long Island
  • Port Chester High School (1930-32)
  • "Brookwood Apartments," (c.1938), 90 Knightsbridge Apartment House, Great Neck, Long Island
  • Glen Cove High School (1938), Glen Cove, Long Island
  • Manhasset High School (1935), 200 Memorial Place, Manhasset, Long Island
  • Munsey Park School (1940),  One Hunt Lane, Manhasset, Long Island