Hubbell & Benes was a prominent Cleveland, Ohio architectural firm formed by Benjamin Hubbell (1857–1935) and W. Dominick Benes (1867–1953) in 1897[1] after the pair departed from Coburn, Barnum, Benes & Hubbell. Their work included commercial and residential buildings as well as telephone exchange buildings, the West Side Market and Cleveland Museum of Art. Before teaming up, they worked for Coburn and Barnum.[2] Benes was Jeptha Wade’s personal architect and designed numerous public buildings, commercial buildings, and residences for him including the Wade Memorial Chapel.[3]

Ohio Bell Telephone Co. building as seen from the Terminal Tower observation deck
Circa 1912 postcard of the West Side Market
West Side Market interior
Market's tower
Central YMCA in Cleveland
Older wing of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Hubbell retired in 1927, but the firm continued and outlived both its original partners. In 1960, it was known as Hubbell, Benes & Hoff, with Benjamin Hubbell's son Benjamin S. Hubbell (1897–1988) the senior partner. Many of the firm's drawings are collected at the Western Reserve Historical Society. [2] They designed the Plain Dealer building, also used by the Cleveland Public Library as well as the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. building, an important early Cleveland with modern architecture and Art Deco features. The firm was also known for its designs in Classical Revival architecture.[1]

A number of their works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Works edit

Works include (with attribution):

Wade Memorial Chapel was the firm's first commission. Its interior was decorated by Louis Comfort Tiffany and it is listed on the National Register

Other projects edit


References edit

  1. ^ a b c Hubbell & Benes Encyclopedia of Cleveland
  2. ^ a b [1] City Planning Commission, City of Cleveland
  3. ^ Architecture of Cleveland
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Evelyn Theiss In days gone by, jewelry businesses gave unique shine to Citizens Building: Places In Style November 04, 2009 The Plain Dealer
  6. ^ a b c d Hubbell & Bennes Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine Cleveland Landmarks Commission
  7. ^ 75-public-square-cleveland-ohio in the Examiner
  8. ^ Aerial view of museum grounds Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Steven Litt Hubbell & Benes auditorium renovation completed at Shaker Heights High School January 30, 2008 The Plain Dealer
  10. ^ "Tall Timbers Research Station". Archived from the original on 2004-08-22.