Alexander Shields (1851- ), Architect
Alexander Shields was born in June 1851. He worked as an architect and draftsman in Omaha, and he married in 1898.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Omaha, Nebraska, 1894-1895, 1901-1903, 1905, 1911, 1915
Educational & Professional Associations
1870: farmer, Black Lick, Pennsylvania.
1888-1893: architect and partner, Findley & Shields, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1900: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.
1902-1903: architect, 1001 NY Life Bldg, Omaha, Nebraska.
1904-1915: draftsman, JH Harte, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
Genoa Apartments (1910), 3830 Cass St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0323-023)
Sagamore (Burbank) Apartments (1915), 3828 Cass St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0323-022)
Longfellow Apartments (1922), 2215 Howard, Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0122-024)
a. Not found in federal census in Nebraska in 1880, 1910 or 1920.
1. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
2. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.
3. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Alaxander Shields,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through "HeritageQuestOnline.com".
4. 1870 United States Census, s.v. “Alexander Shields,” Black Lick, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, accessed through AncestryLibrary.com.
5. "Fine Residence in Ponca", Omaha Daily Bee (June 24, 1911), 3
D. Murphy, “Alexander Shields (1851- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 23, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, September 19, 2020.
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