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Leland I. Shumway, AIA (1891-1969)

LELAND I. SHUMWAY, AIA (1891-1969) was born in New York City and trained as an apprentice to another early Tulsa architect George Winkler (1869-1962). Shumay’s practiced in Tulsa between 1908 and 1935.

Although he was known as a “school architect”, having design many Tulsa schools and working for the Board of Education, he also designed houses.

Unfortunately, many of his commercial buildings have been * demolished.


  • Fairgrounds Pavilion, Tulsa State Fairgrounds (1932)
  • Barnard Elementary School, 2324 East 17th Street (1925)
  • Lanier Elementary School, 1727 South Harvard Avenue (1925)
  • Roosevelt Elementary School, 1202 West Easton Street (1926)
  • Wilson Junior High School, 1127 South Columbia Avenue (1926)
  • Franklin Elementary School, 1135 South Yale Avenue (1927)

Tulsa’s “Riverside” addition was developed by Farmer and Duran. These five houses were completed in 1927 by Rucks-Brandt Construction Company using designs by Leland I. Shumway, AIA. When they were new, these homes sold for between $13,000 and $15,000 plus “garage and quarter to order at net cost”. They featured “poured concrete basements, fine millwork, clay tile roofs, Crane plumbing fixtures, hand-wrought electric fixtures, stone or wood kitchen floors, clothes chutes and big closets”.

Shumway Building (demolished)

  • * Tulsa Hotel, northwest corner 3rd and Cincinnati (1912)
  • * Alexander Building, west side of Main between 3rd and 4th (1922)
  • * Albany Hotel, west side of Cheyenne between 5th and 6th (1925)
  • * Bliss Hotel, northeast corner 2nd and Boston (1929)