Hyland & Green, Architects

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Chicago, Illinois, 1910-1914


Paul V. Hyland (1876-1966), Architect

Herbert Harmon Green (1882-1968), Architect[16][17][a]

Hyland & Green was an architectural firm based in Chicago that practiced from 1910 to 1914 and completed projects in Illinois and several Midwestern states, including projects in Lincoln, Nebraska.[1][a] Hyland was also involved in other Lincoln work, to the point he employed a representative in Lincoln from 1915-1918, J. G. McArthur. Green practiced individually in Chicago after 1914. By the 1920s he had relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, where he practiced in partnerships and individually at least until the 1950s.

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.

Lineage of the Firm

Paul V. Hyland, Architect, 1908-1909, Chicago, Illinois.

Hyland & Green, Architects, 1910-1914, Chicago, Illinois.

Paul V. Hyland, Architect, 1914-1926, Chicago, Illinois.

Paul V. Hyland, in association with J. G. McArthur, Architects, 1915-1918, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Hyland & Corse, Architects, ca. 1925-1931, Chicago, Illinois.

Paul V. Hyland, Architect, 1933-1942, Chicago, Illinois.

Buildings & Projects


Residence for E. T. Bush (1910), Downing Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois.[9][e]

Residence for James Abbott (1910), Downing Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois. [9][f]

Mattoon National Bank (1910-1912), Mattoon, Illinois.[3:121][10][g]

Six residences for W. T. Huston (1910), 7501-15 Adams Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.[11][h]

First National Bank Bldg (1910-1912), 1001 O Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1][2][3:123][5][b][i] (LC13:C08-299) National Register narrative

Apartment building for Susan Green (1910), Lakewood Avenue, Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois.[13][j]

Remodeling of facade for Mayer Brothers store (1911), 1009-1019 O Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[6][c]

Summer house and brick and iron fence for Frank and Anna Hall (1911), 1039 South 11th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[7][d]

Citizens Savings Bank (1912), Cedar Falls, Iowa.[3:119]

Iowa State Savings Bank (1912), Burlington, Iowa.[3:122]

Loyola Beach Club House (1912), Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois.[3:125-126]

St. Ignatius Grammar School (1912), Chicago, Illinois.[3:127]

Preliminary design for Frank H. Woods residence (1913), Lincoln, Nebraska.[14][k]

Factory building for Lyon & Healy (1913), 4100 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.[15][18][l]

Grinnell Savings Bank (1913), Grinnell, Iowa.[15][m]

Central Heating Plant, Loyola University (1913), Hayes Avenue & Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois.[12][18]


Street Railway Terminal, Office, and Treat Theatre Building (n.d.).[3:120]


a. American Contractor of May 14, 1910 announced "Architects Paul V. Hyland and Herbert H. Green, Chicago, formed a partnership as Hyland & Green, with offices at 1515 Heyworth building." The April 18, 1914 edition of the same periodical announced "Architects Hyland & Green, 29 E. Madison Street, Chicago, have dissolved partnership. Paul V. Hyland will remain in the present office, suite 1605. H. H. Green has taken office in the 'Michigan Blvd.' bldg."[1][8] Chicago city directories list the Hyland and Green partnership from 1910 to 1913. In the latter year, the directory specifies Paul V. Hyland and Herbert H. Green as the members of the Hyland and Green partnership. Green was listed as a 1906 winner of a Chicago Architectural Club scholarship. He was identified in the 1910 Census as an architect and a resident of Chicago, born in Illinois circa 1879, married to Mary.[3][4] Hyland and Green were listed separately beginning in 1914. By the 1920s, Green was practicing in Phoenix and continued at least until the 1950s. He died in Phoenix in 1968.

b. The building permit for the First National Bank Building estimates the construction cost at $230,000, listing "Hyland and Green, Chicago, Ill." as the architects and Selden-Breck Construction Co. of Saint Louis as the contractor.[5]

c. This project was immediately adjacent (to the east) of the First National Bank Building. The building permit describes the work as "Remodel or change front." The estimated cost as $12,500 and time for construction was "2 to 3 months."[6]

d. The building permit applications describe the summer house as "brick & terra cotta" costing an estimated $700. The "Brick & Iron Fence" was to be installed "where wood fence now stands" at a cost of $1,000.[7]

e. American Contractor of May 21, 1910 describes a "Residence: 2 sty. & bas. 33x27. $5,000. Downing av., Glencoe, Ill. Architects Hyland & Green, 42 Madison st., Chicago. Owner E. T. Bush, Chicago. On foundation."[9]

f. American Contractor of May 21, 1910 also describes a "Residence: 2 sty. 41s30. $8,700. Downing av., Glencoe, Ill. Architects Hyland & Green...Owner James Abbott, Chicago."[9]

g. American Contractor of May 21, 1910 reports on a "Bank & Office Buildng: 3 sty. 46x110. $35,000. Mattoon, Ill. Architects Hyland & Green...Chicago. Owner Mattoon National Bank...Plans in progress. Architects will take figures first of June. Press brick, stone trimming, struct. iron & steel, galv. iron skylight, composition roof, birch finish, maple floors, marble & mosaic work, gas & electric fixtures, nickel plumbing."[10]

h. American Contractor of May 28, 1910 lists a Chicago Hyland & Green project as "Six Residences: Each 1 sty. $15,000. 7501-15 Adams av...Owner W. T. Huston."[11]

i. American Contractor of June 25, 1910 describes "Bank & Office Building: 8 sty. and high bas. 50x142. $260,000. Lincoln, Nebr. Architects Hyland & Green...Chicago....Owner First National Bank, Lincoln. Architects will start taking figures at end of this week. Press brick, terra cotta, trimmings, alternate bids for steel or concrete fireproof construction, composition roof, struct. iron and steel, birch finish, oak, maple & tile floors, marble work, gas & electric fixtures, nickle plumbing."[12]

j. American Contractor of August 13, 1910 describes "Apartment Building (2 apts.): 2 sty. 26x60. $10,000. Lakewood av., Rogers Park, Chicago. Architets Hyland & Green...Owner Susan E. Green, care architects...."[13]

k. American Contractor of July 26, 1913 lists plans for the Lincoln residence of Frank Woods, which was not built until three years later. The 1915 specifications for the mansion mention only Hyland, but the project apparently began years earlier, described as: "Residence (to contain ball-room): 2 sty., attic & bas. 54x104. Lincoln, Neb. Archts. Hyland & Green...Owner F. H. Woods, Lincoln. Architects and owner will be ready to take figures Aug. 29. Frame & stucco, oak & birch trim, concrete, oak & maple floors, marble, mosaic & tile, mantels, gas & electric fixtures."[14]

l. The largest building identified to date (2016) designed by Hyland and Green is described in American Contractor of July 26, 1913 as "Factory Bldg.: 4 sty. 400x142. $340,000. Fullerton & 40th avs. Archts. Hyland & Green....Owners Lyon & Healy, 202 S. Wabash av...Reinforced concrete."[15]

m. American Contractor of July 26, 1913 describes "Bank Bldg.: 2 sty. & bas. 40x75. Grinnell, Ia. Archts. Hyland & Green...Owner Grinnell Savings Bank, Grinnell. Fireproof."[15]


1. American Contractor (May 14, 1910), 70.

2. American Contractor (June 25, 1910), 34.

3. Book of the Twenty Fifth Annual Exhibition of the Chicago Architectural Club, in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago, April 9 to April 28, 1912 accessed May 20, 2011, http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/pubs/1912/AIC1912ChiArClub25thAn_comb.pdf

4. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

5. City of Lincoln application and building permit #3849, August 1, 1910.

6. City of Lincoln application and building permit #3986, February 8, 1911.

7. City of Lincoln application and building permit #4069, April 13, 1911.

8. American Contractor (April 18, 1914), 107.

9. American Contractor (May 21, 1910), 40.

10. American Contractor (May 21, 1910), 37.

11. American Contractor (May 28, 1910), 41.

12. American Contractor (July 26, 1913), 28.

13. American Contractor (August 13, 1910), 33.

14. American Contractor (July 26, 1913), 41.

15. American Contractor (July 26, 1913), 32, 41.

16. George S. Koyl, ed., American Architects Directory 2nd edition, New York: R.R.Bowker LLC, 1962, p. 262. Accessed March 2, 2016: http://public.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/American%20Architects%20Directories/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory/Bowker_1962_G.pdf

17. Herbert Green, d. October 1968, Phoenix, Arizona, found in Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.

18. Paul V. Hyland Papers, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2016. Finding aid accessed on-line June 12, 2016. http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/findingaids/id/15734/rec/1

Page Citation

E. F. Zimmer “Hyland & Green, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 2, 2016. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, May 25, 2020.

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