George Edwards (ca. 1817- ), Architect

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Nebraska City, Nebraska, 1870

George Edwards was born circa 1817 in either Ireland or England.[3][4][5][c] He practiced in Nebraska City, Nebraska.[3][4][5]

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

Nebraska City, Nebraska, 1870

Educational & Professional Associations

1860-1870: carpenter, Nebraska City, Nebraska.[3][4]

1880: architect, Nebraska City, Nebraska.[5]

Buildings & Projects

Market House (1867), Nebraska City, Nebraska.[2]

Notes

a. "Practices out of Nebraska City, Nebraska Territory; Will furnish designs, plans, specs, etc. for buildings of any class and any style, and superintend erection if desired; Prompt attention paid to business at a distance."[1]

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

c. The 1860 and 1880 United States Censuses list Ireland as Edwards' place of birth, but the 1870 United States Census lists England.[3][4][5]

References

1. Wyoming [Nebraska] Post (May 8, 1858), 2:5.

2. Nebraska City News (January 21, 1867), 3:1. (The design of the new Market House was drawn by George Edwards, Esq. The building is 40' x 120' brick, 2 story with cupola, and doors and windows at the ends and sides; $12,000.)

3. 1860 United States Census, s.v. “George Edwards,” Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

4. 1870 United States Census, s.v. “G. Edwards,” Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

5. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “George Edwards,” Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “George Edwards (ca. 1817- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 4, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, March 31, 2020.


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