This beautiful piece, an original sketch of a proposed picnic shelter at the City of Tulsa Parks and Recreation Department, came to us earlier this month as part of a new collection of architectural drawings from the firm of Schneider and Coleman Architects. Founded in the early 1960s, the Tulsa firm’s work includes a wide array of mid-century modern projects from local schools to churches to multifamily apartments. All of us at TFA would like to thank W. Kelly Schneider for his generous donation of these historic materials.
A portion of membership donations fund the ongoing operations of the TFA Archives, including the work that goes into ensuring that historic documents such as this one are preserved and made available to researchers.
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