Wyatt C. Hedrick: Pittsylvania's Extraordinary Architect Son

By Henry H. Mitchell.

Wyatt Hedrick

Wyatt C. Hedrick is shown in a 1905 portrait (provided by Ames Fender, architect of Fort Worth, Texas, and grandson of Wyatt C. Hedrick).

Wyatt C. Hedrick, born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, in 1888, became one of America's most successful architects of the twentieth century. (See Handbook of Texas Online: Wyatt Cephus Hedrick Biography).

He was the son of Washington Henry and Emma Cephas Williams Hedrick of Museville. Wyatt was a graduate of Chatham High School, and of both Roanoke College and Washington and Lee University. He started his working career as an engineer in Virginia in 1910, and began practicing as an architect in Texas in 1921. His firm grew to include major national and international contracts, and at one time was the third largest in the nation.

W. H. Hedrick family

Washington H. Hedrick and Emma Williams Hedrick are shown with their family in 1891. From left to right: Irvin Hedrick, Wyatt Hedrick, Washington H. Hedrick, Daisy Hedrick (Bowling), Russell Hedrick, Emma W. Hedrick, and Dick Hedrick. (Original photo from Barbara H. Arnn, Callands, VA.)

Some of Wyatt Hedrick's buildings are featured in the following links:


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