McKim Mead & White, Architects
Charles Follen McKim, 1847–1909
William Rutherford Mead, 1846–1928
Stanford White, 1853–1906
McKim Mead & White was a prestigious New York architectural firm, which began practice in 1879. In ca. 1888-1889 the firm had an Omaha office, in charge of two projects there. The firm survived in name long after the original partners had died, and was one of the competitors in the Nebraska Capitol Competition in 1919.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Omaha, Nebraska, 1889
Nebraska Buildings & Projects
Omaha National Bank (1888-1889), Omaha, Nebraska.
Nebraska Capital Competition (1919), Lincoln, Nebraska.
a. Nebraska State Journal reported in December 1892 that "A representative of the well known firm of New York architects, McKim, Mead & White, came to Lincoln a few days ago at the solicitation of the new owners of the State National bank property, F. W. Little and C. G. Dawes, to advise them about the new building which they hope to be able to erect on that corner next season. The architect told them that the size of the lot, 42x100 feet, was ample for an office building, and he was instructed to go ahead with the preliminary sketches."
1. American Architect 118:1326 (October, 1934).
2. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 121.
3. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
4. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.
5. "Side Remarks," (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal (December 18, 1892), 4.
Mosette Broderick. Triumverate: McKim, Mead & White. (New York: Borzoi Book, Alfred A. Knopf, 2010).
Samuel G. White. The Houses of McKim, Mead & White. (New York: Rizzoli, 1998).
McKim, Mead & White. The Architecture of McKim, Mead & White in Photographs, Plans and Elevations. (New York: Dover [rpt], 1990).
D. Murphy and E. Zimmer, “McKim Mead & White, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, ecember 7, 2017. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 15, 2021.
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