Goff, Bruce (Alonzo)(1904–82) architect; born in Alton, Kans. Mentored by Frank Lloyd Wright, he was known primarily for his diverse late Prairie School midwestern houses incorporating unusual materials and inventive use of space.
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One of the most creative and idiosyncratic architects in America; began his career with Rush, Endicott and Rush in Tulsa, OK. He designed the Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, in 1929. In his residential design he used found materials such as coal, rope, and glass cullets. His best-known works are the Ford House in Aurora, IL, in 1948; the Bavinger House in Norman, OK, in 1950; and the Price House in Bartlesville, OK, in 1956, all of which were designed with great individuality based on the different needs of the clients.
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