Alfred B. Mullett (ca. 1834-1890), Architect
Alfred B. Mullett was born in Taunton, England, April 7, 1834. He was an assistant supervising architect for the U. S. Treasury from 1866-1874. Mullett was married and had two children. He died October 20, 1890.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Educational & Professional Associations
1860-1865: architect with Isaiah Rogers, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1866-1874: architect, U.S. Treasury, Washington, D. C.
1875-1890: architect, Washington, D. C.
Buildings & Projects
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse (1874), Omaha, Nebraska.
a. Mullett did the initial design for the building but resigned from the Treasury position before construction. William Appleton Potter re-designed and re-detailed the building, and supervised the construction.
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2. 1870 United States Census, s.v. “Alfred Mullett,” Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.
3. Oliver B. Pollak, Nebraska Courthouses: Contention, Compromise, and Community [Images of America Series] (Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2002), 119, 120. [725.1.P771n]
4. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
5. Henry F. Withey and Elsie Rathburn Withey. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased). Los Angeles: Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970, 432.
6. "Architectural drawing for a government building ("U.S. Court House & Post Office"), Omaha, Nebraska," Library of Congress; Photos, Prints, Drawings. Accessed July 15, 2016. https://www.loc.gov/item/95861109/
7. Annual Report of the Supervising Architect to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Year 1875. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875, 6. Accessed July 15, 2016. https://books.google.com/books?id=pCArAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA6&lpg=PA6&dq=supervising+architect+of+the+treasury+omaha&source=bl&ots=spCnI5S4VY&sig=jCDD8h5u9mXsvd7gCFg_lFpeGkw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif-fOt6fXNAhVMOCYKHQduCd4Q6AEIJzAC#v=onepage&q=supervising%20architect%20of%20the%20treasury%20omaha&f=false
Entry in Macmillan, Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982).
D. Murphy, “Alfred B. Mullett (ca. 1834-1890), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 16, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 20, 2021.
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