J. Wesley Noaecker (1914-1974), Architect

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Grand Island, Nebraska, 1934-1942; Lafayette, Colorado

J. Wesley Noaecker was born in Nebraska in 1914, and he an architect who worked in Grand Island, mostly for Gordon Shattuck, Architect. He eventually left for Lafayette, Colorado. His wife's name was Maxine, but nothing else is currently known about his family. Noaecker died in 1974, in Boulder, Colorado.[1][2][3]

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

Grand Island, Nebraska, 1942

Educational & Professional Associations

1934-1935: worker, FERA, Grand Island, Nebraska.[a]

1936-1937: draftsman, Grand Island, Nebraska.

1938-1939: architect apprentice, Gordon Shattuck, Architect, Grand Island, Nebraska.

1940-1942: architect, Gordon Shattuck, Architect, Grand Island, Nebraska.[b]

____: Lafayette, Colorado.[1]

Buildings & Projects


a. First Grand Island directory listing, 1934.

b. Last Grand Island directory listing, 1942. No Grand Island directories, 1943-1948.


1. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed June 1, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd1032722.aspx

2. 1930 United States Census, s.v. “Wesley Noaecker,” Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, accessed through AncestryLibrary.com.

3. “J. Wesley Noaecker,” FindAGrave.com, November 3, 2013, accessed April 20, 2015, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119741905&ref=acom

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “J. Wesley Noaecker (1914-1974), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 20, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 29, 2020.

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