George M. McCracken (ca. 1876- ), Architect

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St. Paul, Minnesota, 1910; Norfolk, Nebraska, 1920

George M. McCracken was born circa 1876 in Illinois. He worked as an architect in St. Paul, Minnesota and Norfolk, Nebraska. His wife's name was Mary, and he had at least six children.[4][5] McCracken was not found in the 1900 U.S. Census data for Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Illinois.

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

1910: draftsman, architect office, St. Paul, Minnesota.[5]

1920: architect, Norfolk, Nebraska.[4]

Buildings & Projects

Grand Theatre (1920-1921), Norfolk, Nebraska.[3][a]

Sacred Heart School (1926) Norfolk, Nebraska.[1][a] (MD06-057)

Koenigstein Block & Granada Theater (1927), Norfolk, Nebraska.[2][a] (MD06-007)


a. In association with Elbert Watson, Architect.


1. The Klofron (Norfolk, NE: Catholic Young Men’s Association, 1926), 25 (copy in Nebraska State Historical Society, Historic Preservation Division, file MD06-57).

2. “Touch of Spain comes to City in New Theater,” Norfolk Daily News (April 15, 1927), 9.

3. Norfolk Daily News (January 11, 1921).

4. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “G. M. McCracken,” Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, accessed through

5. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “George M. McCracken,” St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, accessed through

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “George M. McCracken (ca. 1876- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 24, 2015. Accessed, May 31, 2020.

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