Foster & Pulis, Architects

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Kearney, Nebraska, 1890-1891

DBA variously:

W. Z. Foster & W. P. Pulis, Architects

W. Z. Foster & W. Pell Pulis, Architects

Partners

William Z. Foster, Architect

Walter Pell Pulis (ca. 1865-1938), Architect

Foster & Pulis was a Kearney firm that succeeded Foster & Schuehle.

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.

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Midway Hotel Competition, 1890 (Nebraska State Historical Society)

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Kearney, Nebraska, 1890-1891

Lineage of the Firm

1889: Foster & Schuehle, Architects, Kearney, Nebraska.[3][4]

1890-1891: Foster & Pulis, Architects, Kearney, Nebraska.[3]

Buildings & Projects

O. C. Smith house (1890, 1892), Kearney, Nebraska.[1][6][a]

Midway Hotel competition (1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[5]

United Presbyterian Church (1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[2]

Downing-Bartlett Block (1890), 2100 Central Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska.[7][b]

Three houses for L. C. Gregg, C. H. Gregg, and F. S. McCollom (1890), 8th Avenue and 23rd Street, Kearney, Nebraska.[8][c]

Notes

a. Source [1] lists the date as 1890, source [6] lists the date as 1892.

b. The Kearney Daily Hub noted in 1890: "A fine water color drawing of the Downing-Bartlett building as it will look when completed adorns the window of Crocker & Finch. The building will be a beauty and a credit to the architects, Foster & Pulis."[7]

c. The Kearney Daily Hub reported in December 1890: "Will F. Crossley has secured the contract for three new houses which are to erected at once. They will be located at the corner of Eighth-ave. and Twenty-third-st., facing south. When completed they will be the residences of L. C. Gregg, his son, C. H. Gregg, and his son-in-law, F. S. McCollom. Foster & Pulis are the architects, and the plans are very tasty. The cost will be $4,500. Work begins on them Monday."[8] 721 W. 23rd probably is the surviving example of that trio.[E. F. Zimmer, 2022]

References

1. Inland Architect and News Record 20:5 (December 1892). Image accessed through The Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson & Burnham Archives, Archival Image Collection on May 22, 2012, http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/mqc&CISOPTR=7660&CISOBOX=1&REC=1

2. Inland Architect 16:5 (1890). Image accessed through The Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson & Burnham Archives, Archival Image Collection on May 22, 2012, http://digital- libraries.saic.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/mqc&CISOPTR=7531&CISOBOX=1&REC=4

3. “Pulis purchases Schuehle’s interest in Foster & Schuehle,” Architecture & Building 12:24 (June 14, 1890), 287, accessed through Google Books on May 22, 2012, http://books.google.com/books?id=yikxAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA287&lpg=PA287&dq=%22w+z+foster%22+architect&source=bl&ots=ub9TEeJ0yR&sig=OA1jEFTKiyGxOcQlJSBaVNOaTUU&hl=en#v=onepage&q=%22w%20z%20foster%22&f=false

4. Henry Wellge, “Kearney, Neb.,” [bird’s eye view] (American Publishing Company, 1889), accessed through World Maps Online on July 16, 2013, http://www.worldmapsonline.com/historicalmaps/1W-NE-KE-1889.htm

5. American Architect & Building News (Oct 11, 1890).

6. Inland Architect and News Record 20:5 (December 1892). Image accessed through The Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson & Burnham Archives, Archival Image Collection on May 22, 2012, http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/mqc&CISOPTR=7660&CISOBOX=1&REC=1

7. Kearney (Nebraska) Daily Hub (October 1, 1890), 3.

8. "Three New Houses," Kearney (Nebraska) Daily Hub (December 7, 1890), 5.

Page Citation

D. Murphy & E. F. Zimmer, “Foster & Pulis, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, August 27, 2022. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 1, 2022.


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