In his October article for The Dallas Morning News, Mark Lamster explains the demolishing of “the Tinkle residence, a midcentury gem by architect O’Neil Ford.” The house was located in a small community of modern homes known as “Culture Gulch,” along the banks of Turtle Creek in the Dallas County city of University Park.
Ford’s house, which in the early ‘50s was commissioned for the family of local writer Lon Tinkle, was built with Mexican brick, stone and wood, and had a signature library that protruded over the creek.
According to the article, the loss of the Tinkle residence reinforces the need for Dallas residents to pay closer attention to the architectural history of the city and to protect it.
Read Lamster’s full article here.
O’Neil Ford, accredited for some of the most famous architectural landmarks in Texas, such as the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Building in Dallas, the Little Chapel in the Woods at Texas Women’s University, and various college campuses, is the center of Mary Carolyn Hollers George’s biographical account O’Neil Ford, Architect. Using extensive interviews with Ford and over 30 years of his diaries, George’s book – made available again by Texas A&M Press in 2013 -- traces Ford’s life and work as well as the people important to him.
More information on George’s book can be found here.