Allan & Wallace, Architects

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1928-1932


James T. Allan

Noel Stanley Wallace

Allan & Wallace, Architects appear as an entity only in selected building permits, listed below. They appear to have been an informal partnership, or perhaps they chose to collaborate on selected buildings. Noel Stanley Wallace listed himself as an employee of James T. Allan in the 1928 City Directory. From 1929-1934 Wallace shared the same office space with Allan in the Brandeis Building. It is during this time that some buildings are designated, by building permit, as the work of Allan & Wallace, Architects. City directories, however, never list the two together in partnership, and Allan never mentions a partnership in his application for registration; in fact, in Allan’s application he takes sole credit for three of the buildings listed below as collaborative works. Wallace moved his office to a new location in 1935, and continued to practice on his own.

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

Barker Office Building (Lynn Meyer)

Buildings & Projects

Fisk Warehouse (1928), 1008 Dodge St. Omaha, Nebraska.[2][4][b] (DO09:0125-038)

Barker Office Building (1928), 306 S 15th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2][3][4][a] (DO09:0123-078) National Register narrative

Ambassador Apartments (1928), 111 S 49th Ave. Omaha, Nebraska.[2][4][b] (DO09:0431-004)

House (1929), 684 N 58th St. Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0438-074)

House (1930), 677 N 56th St. Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0436-007)

Commercial Warehouse (1931), 2669-87 Farnam St. Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0209-028)

House (1931), 711 N 56th St. Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0438-003)

House (1932), 671 N 57th Ave. Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0436-040)


a. Reference [3] attributes Allan, alone; and Allan takes sole credit in his 1937 application for registration as an architect.[4]

b. Allan takes sole credit for this building in his 1937 application for registration as an architect.[4]


1. Landmarks, Inc, "An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings" (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 48.

2. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

3. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.

4. Application of James T. Allan for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering or Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, December 27, 1937. Nebraska State historical Society, RG081, SG2.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Allan & Wallace, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, June 27, 2013. Accessed, September 29, 2022.

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