John M. Alexander (ca. 1888-1972), Architect & Contractor

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Lincoln, Nebraska, ca. 1915-1929

Born ca. 1888, John Alexander lived his early years in eastern Iowa, but moved to Lincoln, Nebraska as a youth. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1910, around the age of 22. After World War I, Alexander entered a partnership with his father (first name unknown) and his brother, Ambrose, forming a real estate and construction company. Additionally, Alexander was a member of the Board of Realtors and Chamber of Commerce. He died April 6, 1972, survived by his wife, Helen B., three sons, and one daughter.[2][3]. He was a prolific architect, his body of work including over 70 housing projects in Lincoln.

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the Format and contents of Nebraska architect entries of Nebraska architect entries page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Educational & Professional Associations

Buildings & Projects

Griesel House (1915), 2111 South St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-037)

McShane House (1915), 2219 South St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-046)

Currie House (1915), 1920 South 23rd St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D06-103)

Goldstein House (1916), 1958 Park Ave, Lincoln Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-292)

Lewis House (1916), 1972 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-289)

Buehler House (1916), 1970 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-290)

Hagerty House (1916), 1992 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-287)

Mumby-Miller House (1916), 1951 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-319)

Mechling House (1916), 1995 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-324)

House (1916), 1969 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-321)

House (1916), 1981 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-322)

Bornhart House (1917), 1983 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-323)

House (1917), 2415 South 20th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-325)

Claude L. Alexander House (1917), 1960 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-291)

Buehler House (1917), 1970 Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-395)

Rice House (1918), 1921 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-315)

Anderson House (1918), 1934 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-294)

Dietze House (1918), 1928 Park Ave, Lincoln , Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-295)

Schultz House (1918), 1912 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-297)

Deeringer House (1918), 1984 Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-393)

House (1918), 1937 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-317)

Young House (1919), 1903 Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-432)

Maseman House (1919), 2440 South 18th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-405)

Gunderson House (1919), 2435 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-310)

Rea House (1919), 1902 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-298)

Kester House (1919), 2341 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-305)

Gahn House (1919), 1925 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-316)

House (1919), 2414 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-312)

Reynolds House (1919), 1903 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-313)

Colhapp House (1919), 1911 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-314)

Hallock House (1919), 1924 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-296)

Walworth-Holman House (1919), 2419 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-308)

McMillin House (1919), 2401 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-306)

Benson House (1919), 2324 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-299)

Moyer House (1919), 2319 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-302)

Deklotz House (1919), 2042 Ryons, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-079)

Frankforter House (1919), 2025 Ryons, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-126)

Rucklos House (1919), 2045 Ryons, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-128)

House (1919), 2427 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-309)

Fulton House (1920), 2327 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-303)

House (ca. 1920-1921), 2407 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-307)

Hutchinson House (1921), 1992 Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-392)

Jobst House (1921), 2311 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-292)

Larson House (1921), 2301 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-300)

Stebbins House (1923), 2111 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-333)

Elis House (1923), 1954 Sewell, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-188)

House (1923), 2141 Sewell, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-237)

B. F. Moore House (1924), 1976 A St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D07-598)

Alexander-Burleigh house (1924), 1970 A St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D07-599)

Hodgman House (1924), 2135 Sewell St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-236)

Wagey House (1924), 2040 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-282)

Jouvenat House (1924), 2419 South 24th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-354)

Pierson House (1925), 2118 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-279)

House (1925), 2000 Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-391)

Don Gallagher House (1925), 2218 Smith, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-541)

Hinman House (1925), 2110 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-280)

Finney House (1925), 2100 Park Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-281)

House (1925), 2438 Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-369)

Crook House (1925), 2431 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-469)

Swanholm House (1926), 2421 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-468)

Thomas E. Gillaspie House (1927), 2300 Smith, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-537)

William C. Voigt House (1927), 2301 Smith, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-547)

Trev Gillaspie House (1927), 2309 Smith, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-548)

Fuchs House (1928), 2201 Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-448)

Martin House (1928), 2340 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-510)

President Apartments (1928-1929), 1330-40 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, Nebraska,[1] (LC13:C08-026)

Ambassador Apartments (1928-1929), 1330-40 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:C08-026)

Lawrie House (1929), 2010 Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-390)

Edee House (1929), 2335 South 19th St, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] (LC13:D05-304)


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Notes

References

1. Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey, State Historic Preservation Office, "Database", 2000.

2. “John Alexander, 84, Lincoln Realtor, Dies,” "Lincoln Journal" (April 6, 1972), 9:3.

3. “Deaths and Funerals: Alexander,” "Lincoln Star" (April 7, 1972), 25:1.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “John M. Alexander (ca. 1888-1972), Architect & Contractor,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, June 21, 2011. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 20, 2019.


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