CHARLES (CHUCK) REED JR. (1926-2022)
Reed served in World War II, then worked as a carpenter in South Florida. Reed studied architecture at the University of Miami. He admired the work of Igor Polevitzky and worked in his office for six years. Reed relocated to Hollywood FL and established his own practice in the mid-1950s. He and his wife, artist Elaine Reed, moved to Raleigh NC in the 1960s. Reed retired in 1997. Article. Many thanks to Tobias Kaiser for additional research.
He did an oral history for the City of Hollywood FL in 2004. He was the key subject of an architectural symposium focused on the Mid-Century Modern movement and the design of Florida Tropical Homes as part of a 2004 Historic Preservation Week held in Hollywood.
1951 - The Igor Polevitsky House, 1519 Harrison Street, Hollywood FL. Reed was the project architect. Sold in 2012 to Robin Feinglas. Renovated.
1952 - The Gahstrom House, Hollywood FL. Status unknown.
1953 - The Heiden House, 1346 Monroe Street, Hollywood FL. Sold in 2020 to Carl Jackson Stith.
1953 - The Chuck and Elaine Reed House, 2618 Monroe Street, Hollywood FL. Sold to Pamela Marsh. Sold in 2013 to William Heavlin and James Murphy. Sold in 2019 to Josee Carole Wheeler.
1956 - The Miller House, 1020 South Southlake Drive, Hollywood FL. Sold in 1999 to Bruce and Judy Epstein.
Around 1957 - The Simon House, Hollywood FL. Photos by Earl Strunk.
Around 1958 - The Ritchie House, Hollywood FL. Photo by Reed.
1959 - The Robert Wicker House, 3322 Lee (now Liberty) Street, Hollywood FL. Reed is in the bottom photo. Second and third photos by Louis Friend. Sold to Alexander Sucre. For sale in 2022.
1959 - The Jaffe House, aka Jaffe-Garrett, 3148 Calle Largo Drive, Hollywood FL. Sold in 2001 to Claire Garrett. Deeded to her trust. Photos by Earl Strunk.
1959 - The James (Jim) String House, 4210 Garfield Street, Hollywood FL. Addition in 1962 also by Reed. Sold to Dan Gold and Ronit Mendel. Black and white photos by Louis Friend.
1959 - The Arthur Brill House, 2915 Arthur Street, Hollywood FL. Built by Nelson Smith. The Historical Museum of Southern Florida featured the house in the exhibition The Florida Home: Modern Living 1945-1965. Sold in 2004 to Loren Foutz and Michael Riley. Sold in 2012 to Amy and Romuald Stone. Sold in 2021 to GM Arthur LLC. Sold in 2022 to Shlomie Hoffman (2915 Arthur LLC).
1960 - The Donald Hulmes House, 4020 Buchanan Street, Hollywood FL. Sold in 1991 to Frank Flynn. Sold in 2015 to Malcolm and Ann Smith. Significantly renovated and added on to over the years. Top photo by Reed.
1961 - The Lawson House, 742 North Rainbow Drive, Hollywood FL. Sold in 1988 to Jeffrey Nichols. House was abandoned and the roof started to cave in. Sold in 2013 to Emily Wood who restored it. Black and white photos by Reed.
1962 - The Mack Emerman House, 3840 Kent Court, Miami FL. Sold to Kent Court LLC.
Sources include: Hollywood Houses, the Work of Charles Reed Jr by Louis Friend.