Iris Wirsell Stalder (1923-1996), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1955-1976

Iris Wirsell Stalder was born in Humboldt, Nebraska on January 15, 1923. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Nebraska in 1948.[2][3] His wife's name was Audrey. In his career, Stalder was a registered architect in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas. [3] In 1950, Stalder worked for Schaumberg & Freeman until 1952, whereupon he began work for James T. Allen until 1955. Stalder died in Omaha, at the age of 73.[1][4]

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

Omaha, Nebraska, 1955-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1948: Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, University of Nebraska.[2][3][a]

1950-1952: with Schaumberg & Freeman, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.[2]

1952-1955: architect, James T. Allen, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

1954: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-337; December 18, 1954.[5]

1956-1967: architect and partner, Troy & Stalder, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][3]

1968-1976: not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

1977-1985: architect, Sperry Vickers, Omaha, Nebraska.

1983-1989: I.W. Stalder, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1990: retired, Omaha, Nebraska.

Other Associations

1971-1972: employed Milo E. Cowdery, printer.

Buildings & Projects

New Beef Abattoir, Wilson & Company, Hereford, Texas.[2]

New Hog Processing Plant, Wilson & Company, Logansport, Indiana.[2]

New Beef Boning Facility, United Dressed Beef, Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2]

New Sausage Plant, Morton Sausage Company Inc, St. Paul, Minnesota.[2]

New Educational Unit, Sunset Hills Baptist Church, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]


a. Not listed in Omaha directories, 1929-1946. No Omaha directory, 1947.


1. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed July 27, 2010,

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., "American Architects Directory" Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 667, accessed April 4, 2010,

3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 870, accessed April 4, 2010,

4. “Stalder-Iris W.,” Omaha World-Herald (April 6, 1996), 32:5.

5. “Professional license results for Iris Wirsell Stalder,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed September 10, 2013,

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Iris Wirsell Stalder (1923-1996), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 17, 2015. Accessed, May 31, 2020.

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