Cass Gilbert (1858-1934), Architect
Cass Gilbert was born January 28, 1858 at Zanesville, Ohio. One of America's preeminent architects, Gilbert practiced primarily in Minnesota and New York. He is tied to Nebraska by his design of the Agricultural Building for the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, and as a member of the exposition's architectural board. Gilbert was a member and fellow of the American Institute of Architects, 1892-1919, and served as the organization's president from 1908-1909. He died May 17, 1934 at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Nebraska Buildings & Projects
Agricultural Building (1898), Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska.
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Entry in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982).
Entry in R. Randall Vosbeck, FAIA, A Legacy of Leadership: Presidents of the AIA, 1857-2007 (Washington, DC: The American Institute of Architects, 2008).
D. Murphy, “Cass Gilbert (1858-1934), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, May 26, 2016. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, September 26, 2022.
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