Caricature of Samuel Huckel Jr.
(Hofacker, c. 1906)
Philadelphia In Cartoons, as Seen by Philadelphia Newspaper Cartoonists (s.l.: s.n., 1906),
Chiefly known as a prolific office with many church commissions, Watson & Huckel benefited from the Catholic church background gained by Frank R. Watson in the office of Edwin F. Durang and the Protestant church design background which Huckel had earned with Benjamin D. Price. In addition to churches, however, the firm designed the Union Station at Worcester, MA (1909-1912), the Cumberland County Courthouse in Bridgeton, NJ (1915), and the Monmouth Hotel in Spring Lake, NJ (1916).
At the very beginning of their association, the office maintained a branch in New York City (1902), probably using Huckel's connections to work in that City to further their new practice. Only a few projects, however, are listed for Watson & Huckel in New York, and these include alterations to a residence for John Carstenson in Scarsdale, NY (1904).
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