Charles H. Good (1867-1948), Architect

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Grand Island, Nebraska, 1912-1940

DBA: C. H. Good; Good's Architectural Services.[c]

Charles H. Good was born in British India in 1867.[2][3] He immigrated to America in 1907.[3] He held various jobs in Grand Island, the longest-lasting of which was a position as an architect for the Geer Lumber Company.[3] Good's wife's name was Martha and their children were Victor, Pauline, and Reginald.[2][3] Good died on April 24, 1948. in Grand Island. [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.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Grand Island, Nebraska, 1912-1913, 1924-1927, 1929-1932, 1934-1940

Educational & Professional Associations

1903: gardener, Grand Island, Nebraska.

1904-1905: No Grand Island Directories.

1906-1907: Unlisted, Grand Island, Nebraska.

1908-1909: yardman, Koehler Hotel, Grand Island, Nebraska.

1910-1913: draftsman, Grand Island, Nebraska.[2]

1914-1915: No Grand Island Directories.

1916-1918: architect, Grand Island, Nebraska.

1920-1941: architect, Geer Lumber Company, Grand Island, Nebraska.[3][a][c]

Buildings & Projects

District 59 School - Custer Center School (1930), Custer Center, rural Custer County, Nebraska.[4]

Riverside Park Dance Pavilion (1940), Riverside Road, Central City, Nebraska.[1] (MK00-155) National Register Narrative


a. Last Grand Island directory listing, 1941; no Grand Island directories 1942-1948.

b. Not found in federal census in Nebraska in 1900.

c. In 1930 Good used a title block with the inscription, "Good's Architectural Services.[4]


1. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

2. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “Charles H. Good,” Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, accessed through

3. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “Charles Good,” Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, accessed through

4. Mrs. W. W. Bishop, "History of Custer Center, the community between Broken Bow and Merna, Nebraska [1930]," Custer County Times [Custer County Historical Society] (January 2017): 1-3.

5. "Charles H Good" Family Trees. Accessed January 26, 2018.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Charles H. Good (1867-1948), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 7, 2017. Accessed, August 19, 2022.

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