Alfred C. Clas (1859-1942), Architect
Alfred C. Clas was partner in the architectural firm of Ferry and Clas, which gained prominence for its work in the 1893 World’s Fair held in Chicago. Born December 25, 1859, Clas was the son of German immigrants. He married Louisa Wick when he was 24; they had two children before Louisa died in 1892. Clas died June 8, 1942.
Educational & Professional Associations
1879-1881: architect apprentice, California.
1881-____: architect, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
____-1890: architect, own firm, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1890-1912: architect and partner, Ferry & Clas, Architects.
1932-1942: retired, Milwaukee, and Dousman, Wisconsin.
Buildings & Projects
a. Extensive remodeling of the property, including giving the house a total of 32 rooms. Picture at http://memories.ne.gov/cdm/ref/collection/kml/id/239
b. During this time, he was in a partnership with his son, Rubens.
1. William P. Fritz, “Westfield Acres,” (Keene Memorial Library: Fremont, Nebraska), accessed through the Nebraska Memories Website on March 31, 2015, http://memories.ne.gov/cdm/ref/collection/kml/id/239
2. “Alfred C. Clas,” FindAGrave.com, May 8, 2006, accessed March 31, 2015, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14229182
D. Murphy, “Alfred C. Clas (1859-1942), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 31, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, March 31, 2020.
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