Josef Schwartz, Architect

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Sioux Falls, S.D.

Joseph Schwarz was born on February 24, 1858 in New York City. His family moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1861. Joseph was trained in cabinet and furniture making, and later worked for a contracting firm, doing construction work. In 1887, he moved to Sioux Falls, where he lived and practiced architecture for the rest of his life.[2] He was married to Eva (Capellen) Schwarz, with whom he had four children.[3][4] He was the architect for a large number of churches and public buildings in South Dakota, and was credited with designing several churches across Nebraska.[1][2] He died on December 26, 1927. [2]

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

Educational & Professional Associations

Buildings & Projects

Immaculate Conception RC Church (1896), St. Helena, Nebraska.[2]

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (1901-1904), rural Bow Valley, Nebraska.[1][2] (CD03-004)

Second St. Boniface Church (1904), Monterey, Nebraska.[2]

Third St. Boniface RC Church (1924), Monterey, Nebraska.[2]



1. Jill Ebers, “Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Complex,” National Register of Historic Places, Registration Form (Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 22, 2000).

2. “Joseph Schwarz,” T.S. Vermillion, South Dakota: South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office (n.d.).

3. United States Census Year: 1910; Census Place: Sioux Falls Ward 7, Minnehaha, South Dakota; Roll: T624_1485; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0344; FHL microfilm: 1375498. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.

4. Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1801-1928 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Josef Schwartz, Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 11, 2015. Accessed, August 8, 2022.

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