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

Program Credits:
John Brooks Walton— Interviewee
John Erling — Interviewer
Mel Myers — Announcer

Honest Media
Mel Myers — Audio Editor

Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Douglas Miller — Art Director
Mark DeMoss — Webmaster
Laura Hyde — Upload Coordinator

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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