John Brooks Walton
Architect and Historian
John Brooks Walton is an Oklahoma born architect and architectural historian. Reared in Ponca City, he moved to Tulsa when he received his architecture degree and married Margaret (Mag) Alice Stanley.
He is best known for his long and celebrated architectural career with design, restorations and books that encompass many famous landmarks.
Walton not only designed houses for his architectural clients but purchased and restored historic houses. Some of these, including the Simpson house and the Skelly mansion, became home to the Waltons.
In 2003 when he was 74, he began his artist’s career in the medium of acrylic on canvas. Walton’s Line by Oklahoma Poet Laureate Francine Ringold was written for John and artfully describes his unique painting style.
Interview with John Brooks Walton
Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Date Created: November 14, 2012
Date Published: June 17, 2015
Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.
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