F. S. Potvin (1839- ), Architect-Builder

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Lincoln, Nebraska, 1880; Seattle, Washington, 1900

F. S. Potvin was born in April 1839 in Canada. He worked as a builder in Lincoln and in Seattle. Potvin was married to Catharine and had at least four children.[1][2]

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

Educational & Professional Associations

1880: carpenter and builder, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

1900: contractor and builder, Seattle, Washington.[2]

Buildings & Projects

State Bank Block (1883), Red Cloud, Nebraska. (WT07-030)


a. Not found in federal census in 1910.


1. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “F. S. Potvin,” Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

2. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “F. S. Potvin,” Seattle, King County, Washington, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “F. S. Potvin (1839- ), Architect-Builder,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 3, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, September 30, 2022.

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