Findley & Shields, Architects

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1888-1893


William E. Findley, Omaha, Nebraska

Alexander Shields, Omaha, Nebraska

Findley & Shields was an architectural partnership that operated in Omaha during the late part of the nineteenth century.

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

Buildings & Projects


House (1888), 1043 Park Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[5] (DO09:0205-103)

Georgia Apartments (1889-1890), 1040 S 29th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3][4] (DO09:0205-002) National Register narrative

W. Homan house (1889), 3647 Charles, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

A. Nields house (1889), 3010 Mason, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

J. Van Closter doublehouse (also known as the Welsh Apartments) (1889), 1039 Park Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3][5] (DO09:0205-026)

H. Deiss house (1889), 2122 Spencer, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0140-145)

Memmen Apartments (1889), 2214 Florence Blvd., Omaha, Nebraska.[5] (DO09:0136-041)

Congregational Church (ca. 1889), Atlantic, Iowa. [6]

Mason Terrace & Van Closter House (1889-1890), 1001 Park Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[5] (DO09:0205-001)

Rowhouse (1890), 1001 N. 29th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[5] (DO09:0215-005)

W. D. Mead, Jr. doublehouse (1890), 1029-31 S 30th Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0206-046)

J. Van Closter Apartment Building (1890), 2961 Pacific, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Pacific Street Rowhouse (1890), 2959-69 Pacific St. 1101 S Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0204-011)

House (1892), 1924 S. 35th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[5] (DO09:0200-035)

Morse-Coe Shoe Co. Building (1892-1894), 1119-1123 Howard St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3][4][5] (DO09:0121-014)


Corn Show Building (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2]

Dundee Church (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Emmanuel Baptist Church (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[1]



1. Omaha Evening Bee (December 21, 1908), 11:6.

2. Omaha Morning World-Herald (December 22, 1908), 5:4.

3. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 73, 109, 147, 158, 170, 76, 152, 135.

4. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

5. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.

6. Church Building Quarterly, Vol. 7 (January 1889), 201

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Findley & Shields, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 9, 2014. Accessed, August 19, 2022.

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