Noel Stanley Wallace (1886-1978), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1928-1961


Noel S. Wallace was born on December 24, 1886. He was a prominent Omaha architect who formed two important partnerships: first Allan & Wallace, then Wallace & Burrill. He practiced independently in the interim. Not much is currently known about his personal life, except that he had two sons, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Wallace died in June 1978.[4][5]

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

Omaha, Nebraska, 1929-1945, 1949, 1950-1957, 1963-1965

Educational & Professional Associations

1928-1932: architect, Allan & Wallace, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1932-1934: architect, 224 Brandeis Theater Building, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1935-1954: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1938: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-16; February 1, 1938.[6]

1955-1961: architect and president, Wallace & Burrill, Omaha, Nebraska.

1962-1964: no Omaha, Nebraska listings.

1965: License expired December 31, 1965.[6]

1965-1976: retired, Omaha, Nebraska. Allan & Wallace

Other Associations

1946-1951: employed Lyle A. Lydick.

1948-1953: employed Charles Stahl Ingalls, draftsman (1948) and architect (1949-1953).

1949, 1951-1954: employed David Ord Wallace, draftsman (1949) and architect (1951-1954).

1951-1954: employed Vernon Harry Arthur Paulson, engineer.

1952-1954: employed Roger Wendell Herwig, draftsman.[7]

Buildings & Projects

Miller Park Presbyterian Church (1927), Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

House (1935), 663 N. 58th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0436-068)

House (1937), 5420 Nicholas St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-180)

Apartment (1939), 3807-09 Cuming St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0325-026)

Augustana Lutheran Church (1949), 3647 Lafayette Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0327-005)

Undated

Addition (n.d.), Logan Fontanelle Homes, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

Notes

a. After working for Allan for one year, from 1929-1934 Wallace shared the same office space with Allan. It is during this time that several buildings are designated by building permit as the work of Allan & Wallace, Architects, though the directories never list the two together in partnership. Wallace moved to a new location in 1935.

References

1. Omaha World Herald (December 18, 1927). (photo)

2. "Housing in Omaha, Nebraska, 1939-40: South Side Terrace & Logan Fontanelle Addition," Omaha Housing Authority Annual Report; in Nebraska State Historical Society, Collections Department.

3. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.

4. Social Security Death Index online; http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

5. “Wallace,” Omaha World-Herald (June 14, 1978), 70:3.

6. State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, Professional license results for Noel Stanley Wallace, accessed September 24, 2013, http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A16

7. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 244, accessed March 3, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1956%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx


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Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Noel Stanley Wallace (1886-1978), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 2, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, May 25, 2020.


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