J. A. Wood

Architect, Deceased Person

1837 – 1910


Who was J. A. Wood?

John A. Wood, known as J.A. Wood, was an architect in the United States. His work in upstate New York included projects in Poughkeepsie and Kingston, New York as well as three armories, in Kingston, Bethel, New York, and Watertown, New York. His work in Tampa, Florida includes the Tampa Bay Hotel and old Hillsborough County Courthouse. His hotel work included the design of the Piney Woods Hotel, Oglethorpe Hotel, Mizzen Top Hotel, and Grand Hotel.

Wood was born in Bethel, New York. He began his career in 1863 in Poughkeepsie before moving his office to 153 Broadway in New York City. He completed several projects in the area of Kingston, New York as well as in Brunswick, Georgia.

Wood's parents were Stephen C. Wood and Mary Crist Wood. Wood is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.

The Tampa Bay Hotel was listed on the National Historic Register in 1972.

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Jun 11, 1837
Dec 18, 1910

on July 23, 2013


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