Charles Gerald, Architect
Very little is known about the life of Charles Gerald but he is credited with designing several houses in Omaha.
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.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Omaha, Nebraska, 1888-1893
Educational & Professional Associations
1888: architect, 416 S 19th, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]
1889: architect, 311 S 11th, Omaha, Nebraska.
1890-1892: architect, 1009 N Y L building, Omaha, Nebraska.[b]
Buildings & Projects
Rowhouse (1888), 204 S. 25th St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0209-020)
O. H. Batt Apartments (1888), 210 S 25th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[2:63] (DO09:0209-021)
Christian Hartman house (1889), 3411 Farnam, Omaha, Nebraska.[2:123] (DO09:0210-003)
Rowhouse (1889), 1610 Burdette St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0136-042)
House on Lot 1, Blk 8, Hanscom Place (1890), Omaha, Nebraska.
House for G. Hicks (1891), 3208 Poppleton Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[2:163] (DO09:0204-034)
House for G. Hicks (1891), 3212 Poppleton Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[2:164] (DO09:0204-032)
R. Stowe and L. Breen house (1891), 904 S 33rd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[2:90] (DO09:0206-007)
Building (1891), 3111 S. 20th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
Building (1891), 2924 Spaulding St., Omaha, Nebraska.
W. Huntoon house (1892), 2150 S 33rd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[2:93] (DO09:0200-024)
a. First Omaha directory listing, 1888.
b. Last Omaha directory listing, 1892.
c. Not found in federal census in Nebraska in 1880 or 1900.
1. Omaha City Building Permit # 1935, December 14, 1889, $10,000.
2. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980).
3. “Just What You Want for a Home,” Omaha Republican ( May 8, 1890), 5:6-7 [advertisement of the Globe Loan & Trust Co fo a property in hanscom Place, featuring a drawing from “Homes For All: Plans of the G. C. L. Co., Omaha” plan No. J., by Gerald, Architect].
4. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.
D. Murphy, “Charles Gerald, Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 16, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 1, 2020.
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