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)


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


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.


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;

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,

7. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 244, accessed March 3, 2010,

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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. Accessed, September 25, 2022.

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