Oscar A. Eckerman (1873-1950), Architect

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Moline, Illinois

Oscar A. Eckerman (or Echerman) was born in January of 1873 in Illinois to Sweden-born parents John and Ingre Eckerman. He was an architect for the John Deere Plow Company. His wife was named Jennie, and their two children were named Marie and Joel.[3][4] He died on March 3, 1950 in Illinois.[5]

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.

John Deere Plow Company Warehouse, 1908-1909 (Lynn Meyer)
John Deere Plow Company Warehouse, 1908-1909 (Lynn Meyer)

Educational & Professional Associations

Architect, John Deere Plow Company, Moline, Illinois.

Buildings & Projects

John Deere Plow Company Warehouse (1908-1909), 912 Howard, Omaha, Nebraska.[2:181][a] (DO09:0123-034)

John Deere Warehouse (1929), 13th & Hickory, Sidney, Nebraska.[1] (CN09-397)


a. O. A. Eckerman, architect; Fisher & Lawrie, Architects, consulting architects; C. A. P. Turner, reinforced concrete engineer; professor A. N. Talbot, consulting engineer; Leonard Construction Company, Chicago, contractor.[2:181]


1. Digital copy (PDF) of original working drawings, Nebraska State Historical Society, Historic Preservation Division, Site file CN09-387.

2. C. A. P. Turner, “Advance in Reinforced-Concrete Construction: An Argument for Multiple-Way Reinforcement in Floor-Slabs,” Engineering News 61:7 (February 18, 1909), 178-181. Found in Google Books, accessed November 14, 2012, http://books.google.com/books?id=DvNZAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA181&lpg=PA181&dq=%22o+a+eckerman%22+architect&source=bl&ots=rHUTPZPWt-&sig=cCT4D3I33vQqdtXQwmas7SWyDbE&hl=en#v=onepage&q=%22o%20a%20eckerman%22%20architec&f=false

3. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

4. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Oscar A. Eckerman (1873-1950), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 4, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, December 5, 2020.

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