O'Neil Ford

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Birthday
3, 1905
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jul 20, 1982 (76)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1905
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jul 20, 1982 (76)

About

Merged Modernism with traditional Texan architectural roots. In 1974, he became the only human to be dubbed a National Historic Landmark.

Before Fame

He attended North Texas State Teachers College, but had to leave after two years because of financial burdens. He then turned to the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania, for his architectural certificate.

Trivia

He became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1960.

Family Life

He married dancer Wanda Graham in 1940. From her husband's archives, she donated 5,540 architectural drawings, 5,484 prints, 40 presentation drawings, 39 presentation sketches, and 63 sheets of photographic materials to the University of Texas' Alexander Architectural Archive in 2001.

Associated With

He and Frank Gehry were both esteemed architects in their respective lifetimes.