George Winkler was born in 1869 in Pennsylvania and attended Cornell and Columbia Universities. He moved to Oklahoma shortly after it became a state and originally settled in Tulsa, where he formed a partnership with Charles A. McDonald and designed such downtown icons as the Mayo Hotel. After living briefly in Florida, he moved to Oklahoma City in 1930 and formed Winkler & Reid with Guy C. Reid. Reid was born in Arkansas in 1893, graduated from OSU in 1916, and then worked in Tulsa for Rush Endicott Rush at the same time Bruce Goff was there. After serving in World War I, Reid moved to Oklahoma City, and he and Winkler formed their partnership in 1930. During this time, they designed the Aldridge Hotel in McAlester and the Youngblood Hotel in Enid, and Reid also served as president of the Oklahoma AIA in 1936. Winkler was an accomplished artist and many of his paintings were featured at the Oklahoma City Art Center (the forerunner to today’s Oklahoma City Museum of Art). The two men dissolved their partnership in 1952 when Winkler retired and both men died 10 years later.
Robinson & Winkler, Pittsburgh and Altoona, Pennsylvania, 1903-1907
Winkler & McDonald, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1910-1916
Schumacher & Winkler, Tampa, Florida, 1926-1930
Winkler & Reid, 1930-1952
Guy C. Reid & Associates, 1952-1962
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