Beuttler & Arnold, Architects
Ralph Arnold, Sioux City, Iowa
William Beuttler, Sioux City, Iowa
The roots of the firm of Beuttler & Arnold began in 1911 when William Beuttler and Ralph Arnold, both fresh from architectural school, went to work for W. W. Beach, Architect, in Sioux City Iowa. The next year the two launched their own practice, which lasted nearly three decades. The firm is said to have “…had roots back to the turn of the century, including ties to the regionally renowned prairie school architect William Steele.” Following the demise of the partnership, Beuttler continued practicing in Sioux City, while Arnold went to work for the Iowa State Board of Control in Des Moines.
Lineage of the Firm
1911-1912: William Beuttler and Ralph Arnold join W. W. Beach, Architect, Sioux City, Iowa.
1912-1940: Beuttler & Arnold, Architects, Sioux City, Iowa.
ca. 1930-1971: employed Stanley E. Johansen as associate architect.
Buildings & Projects
Bloomfield Carnegie Library (1913), Bloomfield, Nebraska. (KX02-006)
Trimble Block (1915), 6th & Pierce, Sioux City, Iowa.[2:4]
Hartington Carnegie Library (1915), Hartington, Nebraska. (CD07-004)
Storefront remodel of Taylor Block (1916), 412-14 Pierce, Sioux City, Iowa.[6:2]
Masonic Temple (ca. 1920-1921), Sioux City, Iowa.
Grain Exchange Building (ca. 1921), 507 7th St, Sioux City, Iowa.[2:2]
YWCA Building (1922-1923), 615 6th St, Sioux City, Iowa.[2:5]
Methodist Hospital (1925), Sioux City, Iowa.
Rigadon Ballroom (1928 addition to Grain Exchange Bldg), 712 Pierce, Sioux City, Iowa.[2:5]
Walthill Public School remodel (1936), Walthill, Nebraska.
Clark Public School (ca. 1938), LeMars, Iowa.[13:482]
West Junior High School, Sioux City, Iowa.
East Junior High School, Sioux City, Iowa.
Woodrow Wilson Junior High School, Sioux City, Iowa.
First Methodist Episcopal Church, Sioux City, Iowa.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa.
First Baptist Church, Sioux City, Iowa.
Morningside Presbyterian Church, Sioux City, Iowa.
Buildings at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa.
Florence Crittenton Home & Maternity Hospital, 1105-1111 28th St, Sioux City, Iowa.
a. A lineage of the successor firms up to 2012 is given in “Firm Timeline.”
b. Beuttler & Arnold, Architects, under the aegis of James A. Whetmore, Supervising Architect of the U. S. Treasury; Proudfoot, Rawson, Souers & Thomas, Des Moines, Consulting Architects.[#References|[3:2]]]
1. “Statement of Significance from National Register of Historic Places—Inventory Nomination Form” in Historic Federal Buildings U. S. General Services Administration (author and date uncredited), accessed February 7, 2003, http://w3.gsa.gov/web/p/interaia.nsf/cf0d4c7c0de34938852563d3004975f3/06d096155087dd478525672a00796628?OpenDocument
2. “Northern Downtown [Sioux City, Iowa] Walking Tour,” accessed through Downtown Sioux City February 7, 2003, http://www.downtownsiouxcity.com/PDF%20Files/Northerntour.pdf
3. “Western Downtown Walking Tour,” accessed through Downtown Sioux City on February 7, 2003, http://www.downtownsiouxcity.com/PDF%20Files/Westerntour.pdf
4. Data in NeHBS site file, CD07-004; cf. the Milo, Maine Free Public Library, is identical.
5. Nebraska State Library Commission Card file on Libraries & Architects.
6. “Central Downtown Walking Tour” accessed through Downtown Sioux City on February 7, 2003, http://www.downtownsiouxcity.com/PDF%20Files/Centraltour.pdf
7. Northwest Architectural Archives (American Terra Cotta Company Photographs) [search beuttler], accessed February 7, 2003, http://special.lib.umn.edu/manuscripts/digital/atcsearch.html
8. “National Register of Historic Places, Iowa, Woodbury County,” accessed February 7, 2003, http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/IA/Woodbury/state.html
9. “Ruble Mamura Moss Brygger Architects,” accessed February 7, 2003, http://www.rmmbarchitects.com/profile/index.shtml
10. American Terra Cotta Company, Visual Images Database: Northwest Architectural Archives. Search “Beuttler & Arnold,” enter from http://special.lib.umn.edu/manuscripts/digital/atcterms.html Accessed, February 7, 2003.
12. “Firm Timeline,” “Cannon Moss Brygger Architects celebrates 100 years,” "Sioux City Journal" (August 27, 2012), accessed through SiouxCityJournal.com on August 1, 2013, http://siouxcityjournal.com/advertorial/business_journal/cannon-moss-brygger-architects-celebrates-years/article_3537e8fb-d368-55d6-8b87-e95bfe80d713.html
13. David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. Buildings of Iowa. (Society of Architectural Historians, Buildings of the United States) New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
D. Murphy, “Beuttler & Arnold, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, August 1, 2013. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 19, 2022.
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