John Duncan Forsyth was born in 1886 in Florence, Italy.
training at Edinburgh College
, Scotland, and at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France.
practiced in Tulsa and the surrounding areas from 1925 until his
death in 1963.
designed several homes in Tulsa including his
own residence at 29th and Birmingham.
In addition, he
designed Southern Hills Country Club
(1936 with D. McCormick) at the corner of 61st and Lewis, All Souls Unitarian Church
(1957) at the corner of 30th and Peoria and Daniel Webster High School
(1938 with W. Wolaver and R. Kerr) at 1919 West 40th.
is perhaps best known as the designer of the Marland Mansion
in Ponca City (1926) and the Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore (1938).
They hired John Duncan Forsyth
to design the structure.
used the Streamline Art Deco style, as he
did for the Daniel Webster High School