Dwight Heald Perkins (1867-1941), Architect

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Chicago, Illinois; Pennsylvania

Dwight Heald Perkins was born on March 26, 1867 in Tennessee. Though he worked primarily in Chicago, he was a member on the Architectural Board of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, in Omaha, from 1897-1898. He also worked in Pennsylvania Perkins died on November 2, 1941, at the age of 74.[1:134][3][4]

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.

Educational & Professional Associations

1897-1898: member, Architectural Board, Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:134]

1900: architect, Chicago, Illinois.[4]

Buildings & Projects

Machinery and Electricity Building (1898), Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha.[1][2]


1. James B. Haynes, History of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898 ([Omaha]: Committee on History, 1910), 107, 118-120.

2. “Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition,” Omaha Public Library Website, 1998. Images accessed July 7, 2003, at <http://www.omaha.lib.ne.us/transmiss/buildings/machineryandelectricity.html>

3. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed June 15, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd1034639.aspx

4. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Dwight H. Perkins,” Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

Other Sources

Entry in Henry F. Withey, A.I.A., and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Facsimile edition, Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Dwight Heald Perkins (1867-1941), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 2, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, September 26, 2022.

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