Madole, Howard

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Madole, Howard Gender: M
Howard Marion Madole
born on 29 April 1923 at 23:10 (= 11:10 PM )
Place Union, Iowa, 42n15, 93w04
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°51' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°08 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 28°30'


American architect known for building homes in the Sedona, Phoenix, and surrounding areas of Arizona. His influence as an architect, especially during the development and growth of Sedona in the 1950s and 1960s, led to him being called "the first architect of Sedona".

Through his involvement with Taliesin West, he worked with Frank Lloyd Wright where he helped to build the Usonian design structure there. Madole went on to pioneer his own style with signature elements, including the use of local stone, wood 2x4s on edge for roofing materials, flared roof lines, unusual pitched and shaped structures, and fireplaces that penetrated large glass walls.

Over the years, Madole not only created innovative designs, but built the largest construction business in Northern Arizona and built award winning homes and contemporary commercial buildings in Phoenix. Several of his signature homes survive in Sedona, and four have been designated Sedona Historic Landmarks.

Madole moved to Phoenix in 1966, and went on to design hundreds of residential and commercial buildings all over Arizona, including the former Northwestern Mutual Life building located on the southwest corner of Third Street and Osborn. He died on 29 January 2015 at age 91.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Construction work
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur