Charles F. Driscoll (ca. 1840- ), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1870-1897

Also DBA C. F. Driscoll [d]

Charles F. Driscoll was born in either Michigan or New Jersey, circa 1840.[8][9][b] He was involved in numerous projects around Nebraska, designing many schools.[5] Driscoll was married to Annie.[9] This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

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Osterman & Tremaine - Ideal Steam Laundry (D. Murphy)

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Omaha, Nebraska, 1872-1888, 1894-1897

Educational & Professional Associations

1870: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[8]

ca. 1879: with Charles F. Beindorff (1862-1898), Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[10]

1872-1897: architect, 974 n 27th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

Buildings & Projects


Buffalo County Courthouse (1872-1873), Gibbon, Nebraska.[6]

School (1873), Plattsmouth, Nebraska.[1][5]

Blair Congregational Church (1874), 16th & Colfax, Blair, Nebraska.[7] (WN02-002) National Register narrative

L. B. Williams Bldg (1877), 15th & Dodge, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

Hotel (1881), 3rd & Main, Plattsmouth, Nebraska.[1]

Dodge County Courthouse (1883), Fremont, Nebraska.[4]

Osterman & Tremaine - Ideal Steam Laundry Building (1884; 1911), 455 N Broad, Fremont, Nebraska. (DD05:E-008) National Register narrative

Fremont Normal School Building (1884; now Midland Lutheran College), Fremont, Nebraska.[3]


Fremont Creamery (n.d.), Fremont, Nebraska.[1]

School house (n.d.), Blair, Nebraska.[5]

School house (n.d.),Tekamah, Nebraska.[5]

School house (n.d.), Decatur, Nebraska.[5]

School house in Hartman's Addition (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

School house (n.d.), North Platte, Nebraska.[5]

School house (n.d.), Wahoo, Nebraska.[5]

School house (n.d.), West Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

3rd Ward School (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[5]


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1872. Last Omaha directory listing, 1897.

b. Whereas the 1870 federal census lists Driscoll's birthplace as Michigan, the 1880 federal census lists New Jersey.[8][9]

c. Not found in federal census in Nebraska in 1860 or 1900.

d. C. F. Driscoll almost assuredly is the same person as Charles F. Driscoll; their dates overlap, and no other C. Driscoll was found in the Nebraska Federal Censuses; the two variants are conflated into this single page.


1. A. T. Andreas, History of the State of Nebraska (Chicago: The Western Historical Company, 1882), 483, 487, 644.

2. "Another Handsome and Substantial Improvement," Western Magazine, I (December 1877), 6.

3. Fremont Herald (February 21, 1884), 5.

4. Fremont Herald (March 22, 1883), 5.

5. Omaha City Directory (1886).

6. Oliver B. Pollak, Nebraska Courthouses: Contention, Compromise, and Community (Images of America Series) (Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2002), 4. [725.1.P771n]

7. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

8. 1870 United States Census, s.v. “Charles Driscoll,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through

9. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “Charles Driscoll,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through

10. "The Superintendant [Omaha’s New Post Office],” Omaha Excelsior (March 12, 1892), 4.

11. [John G. Ripley], C F Driscoll Tree, sv. "Charles Francis Driscoll," accessed May 16, 2017, Ancestry Library Edition.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Charles F. Driscoll (ca. 1840- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, November 21, 2014. Accessed, August 13, 2022.

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