Smith, Dura A.

Bio:

Dura A. Smith was born in Texas and grew up in Tipton, Oklahoma.  He studied with Bruce Goff at OU and was Goff’s teaching assistant in 1948 before graduating the following year.  Ultimately, he made his home in Enid, where he designed some of that city’s most innovative and exciting modern buildings.  Sadly, at the height of his career, Smith died in 1968 after his car hit a train that was passing through town.

Firms:

D.A. Smith & Associates
Smith-Day
Smith Day & Davies
Day Davies & Poe

Projects in OK:

Security National Bank Building, Enid
Enid Public Library, Enid
Dewitt-Waller Junior High, Enid
Day House, Enid
Professional Building Complex, Enid

Mod Blog Features:

On the Hunt for Mod in Kingfisher and Enid
How Much MCM Can One Town Have: A Tour of Enid’s Architectural Marvels, Part 1
How Much MCM Can One Town Have: A Tour of Enid’s Architectural Marvels, Part 2