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Roy W. Leibsle Papers

Identifier: MSS 0139

Scope and Contents

This collection includes architectural specification books belonging to Roy W. Leibsle, A.I.A, for the Houston Municipal Airport (1949, 1950), Woodland Park Recreational Building (1948), Hartman Park Recreational Building (1953), Roberts Elementary School (1947), and Jefferson Davis High School (1949). Of note, is a set of specifications for the construction of Houston City Hall (1937).


  • 1947-1953

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Roy W. Leibsle Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Roy Walter Leibsle was born in Conrad, Iowa March 1892 and graduated with a B.S. in Architecture at the University of Houston. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter and was the primary or assistant architect working on various buildings in the Houston area. Leibsle designed the Clarke and Carts Building in Houston. He was also a designer for architect Joseph Finger from 1929-1940, including work for the 1939 Houston City Hall project. He died in Bexar County, Texas in 1968.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Arrangement Note

Folders arranged in original order of donation.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. J.A. Colley on November 12, 1979.

Related Collections

MSS 1017 Joseph Finger Collection; RG A 0018 Parks Department, City of Houston Collection

Roy W. Leibsle Papers
Samantha Bruer, September 2015
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002