Joseph P. Gardner (1849- ), Architect

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Albany, New York, 1880; Omaha, Nebraska, 1889-1900

Born in October of 1849, Joseph P. Gardner was an Omaha architect who started out his career as a carpenter in the state of his birth, New York.[1][2] Gardner moved to Nebraska from Albany with his wife Mary, sometime between 1880 and 1889.[1][2] He had at least one child, a daughter.[1]

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

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Omaha, Nebraska, 1893-1895, 1897-1898

Educational & Professional Associations

1880: carpenter, Albany, New York.[2]

1889: architect, Swift & Sons, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1890: unlisted, Omaha, Nebraska.

1891: architect & builder, Omaha, Nebraska.

1892-1900: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1920: no occupation, Au Sable, Michigan.[3]

Buildings & Projects


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1889.

b. Not found in federal census in Nebraska in 1910. Not found in any state looking for Joseph, 60, born NY.


1. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Joseph P. Gardner,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through

2. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “Joseph Gardner,” Albany, Albany County, New York, accessed through

3. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “Joseph Gardner,” Au Sable, Iosco County, Michigan, accessed through

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Joseph P. Gardner (1849- ), Architect,” Encyclopedia of Nebraska History. Nebraska State Historical Society, December 16, 2014. Accessed, July 10, 2020.

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