Charles G. Seale (1923-1980), Architect

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Lincoln, Nebraska, 1954-1976

Charles Seale was born in Alamosa, Colorado, though he was a resident of Lincoln for 33 years. Seale had 13 years of architectural experience when he served as Lincoln’s superintendent of Building Codes and Administration for City of Lincoln in 1964. Seale was very involved in his practice and community, serving as President of the Lincoln section of the Nebraska chapter of the AIA in 1971, charter member and former president of the Nebraskaland Conference of Building, and member of the Heart of American Chapter of Building Officials.

Seale was also a Member of the Heart of American Chapter of Building Officials, on the Board of Directors of the International Conference of Building Officials, and a member of the First United Methodist Church.[2] He was also a member of the ICBO research committee in 1972, chairman of the committee in 1973, on the board of directors of ICBC in 1978.[3][4] He was appointed to the Lincoln Center Housing Potential Task Force in June 1979.[5]

Seale died on January 20, 1980. He was survived by his wife, Elvera; daughter, Mrs. Bill (Brenda) Venhaus, Lincoln; mother, Mrs. Hester Wilhelm, Alamosa, Colorado; sister, Mrs. Ray (Zula) Hunt, Littleton, Colorado; and a granddaughter.[3][5]

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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1. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects. [accessed 20100720]

2. “Seale,” Lincoln Journal (January 23, 1980).

3. “Seale,” Lincoln Journal (January 22, 1980), 17.

4. “Seale,” Lincoln Journal (January 21, 1980), 7.

5. “Building inspection chief Charles G. Seale dies,” Lincoln Journal (January 21,1980), 5.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Charles G. Seale (1923-1980), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 11, 2015. Accessed, August 11, 2022.

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