Alexander Morrison (1854- ), Carpenter-Architect

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Norfolk, Nebraska, 1886-1915


DBA: A. Morrison, Architect


Alexander Morrison was born November 14, 1854 in Canada. He appears as a carpenter and architect in Norfolk, Nebraska in the mid-1880s, then disappears about 1916. He had a wife, Florence, and two sons, Harold and George.[9][10]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Norfolk, Nebraska, 1886-1891, 1893-1895, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915

Educational & Professional Associations

1886: Morrison & Tracy, Architects, Norfolk, Nebraska.

1886-1915: carpenter-architect, Norfolk, Nebraska.[9][a]

Buildings & Projects

Mission Churches for the Congregational Society (1885).[5]

Plainview School House (1885), Plainview, Nebraska.[6]

David Baum-Carpenter Miller house (1885).[3]

Senator A. J. Durland house (1886), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Dr. Richards house (1886), Norfolk, Nebraska.[2]

Pierce School (1886), Pierce, Nebraska.[4][12][b]

O'Neil Hotel (1886), O’Neill, Nebraska.[8]

Cedar Rapids School (1886), Cedar Rapids, Nebraska.[8]

Farmers & Merchants Bank (1886-1887), Norfolk, Nebraska.[7]

Notes

a. City directories list him as architect, while the federal census lists him as a carpenter.[9][10]

b. Probably by Morrison & Tracy, Architects.[11]

References

1. Norfolk Journal (March 11, 1886), 4:3.

2. Norfolk Journal (January 28, 1886), 4:2.

3. Norfolk Journal (September 24, 1885), 4:2.

4. Norfolk Journal (April 15, 1886), 4:2.

5. Norfolk Journal (July 3, 1885), 4:2.

6. Norfolk Journal (August 28, 1885), 4:2.

7. Norfolk Journal (December 30, 1886), 6:2; (February 17, 1887), 5:2.

8. Norfolk Journal (July 8, 1886), 4:2.

9. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Alexander Morrison,” Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

10. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “Alex Morrison,” Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

11. Elkhorn Valley News (November 25, 1886), 5:2.

12. Norfolk Journal (April 22, 1886), 1:3.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Alexander Morrison (1854- ), Carpenter-Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 17, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 15, 2021.


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