This May, as we celebrate National Preservation Month, we take a look back at the work of O'Neil Ford. As a young man, Ford was impressed by the beauty and simplicity of the German vernacular architecture in Fredericksburg and Castroville. In Dallas, under the guidance of architect David R. Williams, Ford began producing private residences and other structures that incorporated native materials and traditional crafts, with a sensitivity to natural setting and climate. Ford and his associates designed many notable buildings over the course of his career, including the Little Chapel In-the-Woods at Texas Woman's University in Denton and the Tower of the Americas at Trinity University in San Antonio. Throughout, Ford was a champion of historic preservation and a passionate advocate for education and the environment. More»

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O'Neil Ford. UNT Libraries Special Collections.