Stehling, John Arthur “Jack”

John Arthur “Jack” Stehling (1930-1996) was from Fredericksburg, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1953 and in 1956 with an BA degree in architecture. Stehling became a registered architect in Texas in 1962 after working for the U.S. State Department. In 1967 he founded Stehling Interests with offices in Fredericksburg and Houston. At the busiest point he had a staff of sixteen and produced over a billion dollars’ worth of work. With Tom Short he designed Inn of the Hills in Kerrville which was a national award-winning project. He designed a number of atrium style office buildings including the Arena Towers, built for flamboyant Melvin Powers in the parking lot of the Houston Music Theatre. At one time Jack Stehling lived in one of the Style in Steel townhomes. He designed for himself located at 701 N. Milam Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. He also designed a spectacular five level house for Dr. Jerome Rosenbloom, perched on the edge of Buffalo Bayou.