Marcus Lindsey Evans (1885-1949), Architect
 He was a student at Highland Park College for a short stint, then worked a long time with C. W. Way Company, Architects before practicing independently. Evans was married to Vera and, as of 1920, had one son. He died November 20, 1949 in Hastings.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Hastings, Nebraska, 1924, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1937-1950
Educational & Professional Associations
1899-1903: student, high school, Waterloo, Iowa.
1903: student, electrical engineering (short course), Highland Park College, Des Moines, Iowa.
1914: draftsman (4 months), Omaha Steel Works, Omaha, Nebraska.
1924-1928: architect, 3rd floor Brandes Building, 904 W 2nd, Hastings, Nebraska.
1929: No Hastings Directories.
1930-1937: architect, 16 Cameron Building, Hastings, Nebraska.
1933-1949: with Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, Hastings, Nebraska.
1938: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, January 11, 1938; A-39.
1939: architect, 115 N Hastings, Hastings, Nebraska.
1940: No Hastings Directories.
1941: draftsman, Hastings, Nebraska.
1942-1943: No Hastings Directories.
1944: Unlisted, Hastings, Nebraska.
1945-1946: No Hastings Directories.
1947: architect, Cameron Building, Hastings, Nebraska.
1948-1949: No Hastings Directories.
1950: designer, Office Melville Evans, Hastings, Nebraska.[e]
1928-1935: employed Abraham E. Thaut, draftsman.
Buildings & Projects
Public School (ca. 1924), SW corner County Ave. & Reynolds, Palisade, Nebraska. (HK03-023)
School Building Dist. #1 (ca. 1925) Arizona & College, Culbertson, Nebraska. (HK02-029)
Kelly Scott Bullard & Reed Bldg (1925), McCook, Nebraska.
School (n.d.) Culbertson, Nebraska.
Methodist Church (n.d.), McCook, Nebraska.
Gazette Bldg (n.d.), 422 Norris Ave, McCook, Nebraska. (RW05-014)
Oak School (n.d.), Oak, Nebraska.
City Water & Light Dept (n.d.), Hastings, Nebraska.
a. In association with Percy Bell.
c. Successor firm to C. W. Way Company, Hastings, Nebraska.
e. Last Hastings directory listing, 1950. No 1951 Hastings directory.
f. Commissioned by the Davenport Women's Club.
1. Oliver B. Pollak, Nebraska Courthouses: Contention, Compromise, and Community [Images of America Series] (Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2002), 96. [725.1.P771n]
2. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
4. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, December 9, 1937. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2
5. “Albert William Meinzen,” Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, December 14, 1937. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.
6. “Bert Meinzen Dies in Indiana,” Hastings Daily Tribune (April 29, 1949), 11:3.
7. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “Marcus L. Evans,” Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.
8. “Marcus Lindsey Evans,” FindAGrave.com, May 24, 2009, accessed December 9, 2014, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37450621&ref=acom
9. Jack Roegner to D. Murphy, email message concerning Marcus Lindsey Evans and the Davenport Public Library, January 20, 2022. Evans's plans for the library are on file at the library.
D. Murphy, “Marcus Lindsey Evans (1885-1949), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 4, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, November 26, 2022.
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