Robert Goodall was born May 22, 1904 in Oak Park, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois, and following graduation became a student of Frank Lloyd Wright’s. Mr. Goodall met Alden B. and Vada Dow during their fellowship at Taliesin. He would eventually move to Midland to work for Mr. Dow for 16 years before starting his own architectural firm. He died of a heart attack in 1954.