Lewis Crook, Architect

Crook Churches

Love the classic, Greek Revival architectural style or hate it, you must admit that it sure makes for a good-looking church, especially in the Deep South. Buck Crook designed about twenty churches in and around the city of Atlanta. Ivey & Crook also built churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida.

The churches featured on this page are all located in Atlanta, and the pictures are from the Crook Book.

Trinity Presbyterian Church
3003 Howell Mill Road, N.W.
Job #603, built in 1953. This is the church my mother attended growing up -- here's a view from inside.
Druid Hills Methodist Church
1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E.
Job #575, constructed in 1953. Note the beautiful interior. Here's a more recent photo.
St. Mark Methodist Church, Chapel
781 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Job #454, designed in association with Francis P. Smith in 1945.
First Baptist Church, Decatur
Job #513, commissioned in 1948.
Wieuca Road Baptist Church
3626 Peachtree Road, N.W.
Although Ivey & Crook was not awarded the commission for this famous Atlanta sanctuary, they did offer a design proposal. This is Buck's rendering of that design. They did design and construct the church's Education Building in 1954, as well as its temporary sanctuary in 1961.

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