O. L. Broline (1876-1946), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1907; Seattle, Washington, 1910; Portland, Oregon, 1912

Olof L. Broline was born in 1876 in Sweden; he immigrated to the US in 1894.[2] He died in 1946 in Los Angeles, California.[4]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the Format and contents of Nebraska architect entries page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Omaha, Nebraska, 1907

Seattle, Washington, 1910

Portland, Oregon, 1912

Fresno, California, 1918, 1932-1934

Educational & Professional Associations

1907: architect, 618 Bee bldg, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1910: draftsman, Seattle, Washington.

1912: architect, Portland, Oregon.

1918: occupation not listed, Fresno, California.

1932-1934: occupation not listed, Broline Brothers, Fresno, California.

1940: occupation not listed, Turlock, California.[3]

Buildings & Projects

Building (1906), 2443 Manderson St., Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Residence for W. A. Gordon (1907), Omaha, Nebraska.[5][b]


a. First directory listing in Omaha, Nebraska, 1907.

b. Special thanks to architectural historian Catherine Cramer of Tucson, Arizona for Reference [5].


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

2. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Olaf L. Broline,” Columbia, Knox County, Nebraska, accessed through Ancestry.com.

3. 1940 United States Census, s.v. “Olof Broline,” Turlock, Stanislaus County, California, accessed through Ancestry.com.

4. Ancestry.com. "California, Death Index, 1940-1997" [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

5. Omaha Daily Bee, (August 4, 1907), 13.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “O. L. Broline (1876-1946), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, September 30, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 14, 2019.

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