Modern homes were introduced to Dallas in 1936 in conjunction with the Texas Sesquicentennial. The Art Moderne homes reflected a style sweeping the country. Stanley Marcus, during this time, engaged Frank Lloyd Wright in conversation and ultimately rejected his fee and used Dallas modern architectural firm DeWitt and Washburn. After many exceptional Texas Modern homes in the 1930s, mid century modern homes, and the work of international architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Edward Durell Stone, Harwell Hamilton Harris, and Philip Johnson, then Bud Oglesby captured the imagination of Dallas. Open spaces, central vistas and exploiting the perfectly sited houses became his trademark. He mentored many of the great modern and Texas modern architects working today: Max Levy, Ron Wommack, Cliff Welch, Joe McCall and many other award-winning architects.