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Photo: Gaylord Oscar Herron. 2002.

Joseph R. Koberling, Jr. I: Will Rogers High School: A Photo by Gaylord Oscar Herron

BY Photography of Gaylord Oscar Herron Tour by Mason Whitehorn Powell

Pictured: Will Rogers High School was built by Hungarian-born architect Joseph R. Koberling, Jr. Koberling was a member of the first graduating class from Tulsa Central High School. After studying in Chicago, he returned to Tulsa and designed several notable buildings such as the Oklahoma Natural Gas Building, Nathan Hale High School and Tulsa Central Library. Herron remembers visiting Koberling’s studio after he died and seeing abandoned blueprints scattered around the offices.