McClure & Walker, Architects

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Kearney, Nebraska, 1937-1938


Hugh M. McClure, Kearney, Nebraska

Samuel Parnham Walker, Kearney, Nebraska

H.G. Codd, Architect, Kearney, Nebraska

McClure & Walker was an architectural firm that was in business in Kearney, Nebraska. They designed primarily school buildings.

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

Kearney, Nebraska, 1937-1938

Educational & Professional Associations

McClure & Company, Kearney, Nebraska

Other Associations

1937-1938: employed Samuel P. Walker.

1938: employed Kenneth B. Clark as a draftsman.

1938: employed Charles F. Hibberd, architect's superintendent.

Buildings & Projects


Proposed Addition (1936), Kearney Public Library, Kearney, Nebraska. [7]

Proposed Swimming Pool & Bath House (1936), Kearney, Nebraska. [7]

South Ward School (1937), 6th Ave. & G St., Broken Bow, Nebraska.[5][6]

Halsey Public School (1937), Halsey, Nebraska.[3] (TM01-018)

Kearney High School Stadium (under construction in 1938), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Mens Dormitory (1938), Kearney Campus, Kearney, Nebraska.[6] (BF05-158)

Plans for City Hall & Fire Department building (in preparation in 1938), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

North Ward Elementary School Addition (1938), Broken Bow, Nebraska.[5]

Oconto School (1938), Oconto, Nebraska.[6][a] (CU14-030)

Gosper County Courthouse (1939-1940), 507 Smith Ave., Elwood, Nebraska.[1][2][4][6] (GO01-001) NRHP form and photos


Burwell School (n.d.), Burwell, Nebraska.[6]

Riverdale School (n.d.), Riverdale, Nebraska.[6]

Holdrege School building (n.d.), Holdrege, Nebraska.[6]

Ashton School building (n.d.), Ashton, Nebraska.[6]

Litchfield School building (n.d.), Litchfield, Nebraska.[6]

Broken Bow School building (n.d.), Broken Bow, Nebraska.[6]

Pleasanton School (n.d.), Pleasanton, Nebraska.[6]

Loup City Auditorium-Gymnasium (n.d.), Loup City, Nebraska.[6]

Sonotorium (n.d.), Harmon Field Park, Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Bath House (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Swimming Pool (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Buffalo County Fair buildings (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Kenwood School (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Salvation Army building (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Whittier School Building remodel (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Buffalo County Courthouse reconstruction (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Anderson Funeral Home (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Peterson Garage (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Saunders Garage (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Residence of A.E. Soderquist (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Residence of Fred A. Nye (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Residence of H.C. Kroger (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Residence of C.L. Gaston (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[6]

Swimming Pool (n.d.), Arapahoe, Nebraska.[6]

Swimming Pool (n.d.), Beatrice, Nebraska.[6]

Swimming Pool (n.d.), Imperial, Nebraska.[6]

Swimming Pool (n.d.), McCook, Nebraska.[6]

Swimming Pool (n.d.), York, Nebraska.[6]

Community Building (n.d.), Scotia, Nebraska.[6]

Community Building (n.d.), Dunning, Nebraska.[6]

Church (n.d.), Holdrege, Nebraska.[6]

Church (n.d.), Broken Bow, Nebraska.[6]


McClure & Walker, Swimming Pool Reference Manual (1938), several-page article.[6]

Honors & Awards

1926: First Place, national small house competition.[6]


a. Date inscribed on the cornerstone; D. Laffin, NSHS, to D. Murphy, email communication, April 5, 2018.


1. “Elwood's New Courthouse,” Hastings Daily Tribune (November 7, 1939), (illus. & caption).

2. Oliver B. Pollak, Nebraska Courthouses: Contention, Compromise, and Community [Images of America Series] (Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2002), 101. [725.1.P771n]

3. “Halsey Dedicates New Modern School Building,” Blaine County Booster (October 7, 1937), 1:3. [from NeHBS files, Jill Dolberg email to D. Murphy, November 24, 2008]

4. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

5. Thomas Lee Kaspar, comp. Inventory of architectural records in the archives of Davis Fenton Stange Darling, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska. 1996. Nebraska State Historical Society, RG3748, Box 16.

6. “McClure & Walker Architects: Serves the Field in Designing all types of Buildings,” Kearney Daily Hub (October 24, 1938).

7. “Vote for the Future of Kearney,” Kearney Daily Hub (April 4, 1936), 10. Accessed through Olive Software.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “McClure & Walker, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 6, 2018. Accessed, September 29, 2022.

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