Wallace Stovall

Wallace O. Stovall Sr. (December 14, 1891 May 19, 1966) was the publisher of the Tampa Tribune. The Wallace Stovall building, built in 1926[1] according to designs by Tampa architect B. Clayton Bonfoey,[2] was located at 416 Tampa Street and Lafayette Street (309 North Morgan Street). It was used as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Headquarters during the Great Depression of the 1930s[3] and was eventually demolished.

Col. Wallace Stovall Jr. was an editor at the Tribune in 1910.[4]

Stovall was married to Doris Knight Stovall (1893–1979). He was a FL Y2 USNRF World War I. His children included Wallace Oliver Stovall (1919–2012). He also has a grandson named Wallace O. Stovall III.[5][6]

Stovall is buried in the Myrtle Hill Memorial Park cemetery in Tampa [5]

Stovall House

The Stovall House is Stovall's historic home in Tampa, Florida. It is located at 4621 Bayshore Boulevard (Tampa, Florida). On September 4, 1974, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[7] There was also a Wallace Stovall III.[8]


  1. Men of the South: A Work for the Newspaper Reference Library By Daniel Decatur Moore Southern Biographical Association, 1922 792 pages page 281
  2. Tampa in the 1940s Tampix.com
  3. Wallace O. Stovall Findagrave
  4. Wallace O. Stovall Jr. obituary
  5. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=wallace-o-stovall&pid=161826962&fhid=16800
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