I often come across Frederick Hale’s name as the architect for buildings and homes I am documenting so I started this page to link to those.
Mr. Hale was a prominent architect in Salt Lake City and the intermountain area from 1880 until his death in 1934. Roger Bailey, professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Utah, described Mr. Kale’s designs as having a “classic air in a Victorian period.”
Frederick A. Hale was born in Rochester, New York December 25, 1855. In 1860 he came to the Pike’s Peak Region in Colorado where his father ran a gold mill. He received his primary education in Central City, Colorado. In 1864 he returned to Rochester for further education. Mr. Hale won a scholarship to Cornell University where he studied architecture for two years. In 1880 he returned to Denver, Colorado and joined a leading architecture firm there. He began his own practice three years later. Walter Ware, another Utah architect was an apprentice to Mr. Hale in Denver.
In 1890 Fred A. Hale was called to Salt Lake City to design and superintend a modern commercial building. He stayed to build a successful practice here. Buildings attributed to Frederick A. Hale in Salt Lake City are:
- Alta Club
- American Linen Supply Company
- Beason Block
- Commercial National Bank Building
- Continental Bank (his last building, only partially completed)
- Daly residence
- Eagle Block
- Elks Club
- F. Auerbach Bros. Block
- First United Methodist Church
- George M. Downey House
- Ivers residence
- Keith-O’Brien Building and David Keith residence
- Masonic Lodge
- Nelden residence
- Public Library
- Salisbury residence
- Summit Block
Buildings attributed to Frederick A. Hale in other areas are:
Mr. Hale designed churches, schools, commercial buildings, and residences in Denver, Pueblo, Aspen, Boulder, and Fort Collins, Colorado. He was the architect of buildings in looming. The Wm. A. Nelden House was featured in an 1895 souvenir guide entitled “In the Shadow of Moroni”, written by Leonard Fowler.