(1910 - March 22, 1988) was an American architect who was active in the Columbus, Ohio
area in the middle part of the twentieth century.
Tibbals was born in 1910 to a successful engineer and entrepreneur, Charles E. Tibbals
(1872–1961). His father was a professional mining engineer and manager of the Royal Elkhorn Coal Company
of Prestonsburg, Kentucky
. In 1923 the family moved to Columbus
where Tibbals' father pioneered in the candy vending business.
Tibbals attended the Ohio State University
, where he was a hard working student. When assigned a task to draw part of a house, Tibbals would draw the entire house and notate the drawing with Tibbals Does It Again
. His instructors, finding this presumptuous, would give him hell Interview with Paul Snouffer
, July 1, 2006, by George C. Campbell, Worthington, OH. Tibbals graduated in 1932.
Tibbals began practicing architecture in Columbus, Ohio
in 1935. By 1939 he had designed his own home at 995 Woodhill Drive in Grandview Heights, Ohio
, which was featured in the November 1940 Better Homes and Gardens
He established an office at the corner of 15th Avenue and High Street and named his firm Todd Tibbals and Associates. Tibbals and his associate Noverre Musson
both won Architects Society of Ohio awards in 1942 for private residences they designed. Musson was a fellow Ohio State Graduate, and had studied for two years under Frank Lloyd......