McGinty, Milton Bowles

Milton Bowles McGinty was born in Flatonia, Texas in 1905. Milton was a graduate of Rice Institute and was the recipient of the Ward Watkins Architectural Scholarship allowing him to study abroad in Italy, France, Spain and England.  As a student in Florence, Italy, he patiently worked for weeks on reproducing the drawings of the interior and exterior of the Pazzi Chapel.  He learned much about of the work of the architects of the Italian Renaissance during that period. After nearly a year’s study abroad, McGinty returned to Houston and established himself as a practicing architect. McGinty served as President of the Houston Chapter, American Institute of Architects; president of the Texas Society of Architects and director for the American Institute of Architects. In 1949 he earned the distinction of Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He served six years on the State Board of Architectural Examiners. McGinty was an architect for the Houston Public School System and served for 16 years as a member of the City of Houston Planning Commission. McGinty was one of the architects of the Rice Stadium and was architect for the Masonic Temple and the Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.  McGinty died in 2000 at the age of 94.