Henry Ives Cobb (1859-1931), Architect
Henry Ives Cobb was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1859. Cobb studied at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the equally prestigious Harvard University. He worked with Peabody & Sterns, Architects, in Boston, Massachusetts for a short time before moving to Chicago, where he started his own practice and became nationally recognized. The Newberry Library, the Chicago Opera House, and the University of Chicago are among his notable Chicago commissions. Cobb died in New York on March 27, 1931.
Buildings & Projects
a. Some sources also attribute the Guy C. Barton house of 1899 to Cobb as well. More definitive sources, however, show that house was actually built for John Withnell, and was designed by Fisher & Lawrie, Architects.
1. From microfilm list of bldg permits.
2. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: City of Omaha, and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 35.
3. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.
4. “Brief Biographies of American Architects Who Died Between 1897 and 1947,” Transcribed from the American Art Annual by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Society of Architectural Historians website, accessed September 14, 2011, http://www.sah.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=BiographiesArchitects&category=Resources
5. See Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey file DO09:0210-001.
D. Murphy, “Henry Ives Cobb (1859-1931), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, September 14, 2011. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, March 31, 2020.
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