Paul Gillespie (1884-1958), Architect

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Paul Gillespie, 1939.
Paul Gillespie was born April 26, 1884.[1] He studied engineering and business before graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Architecture.[1] He moved around for a while then settled in Omaha, spending most of his life working as an architectural draftsman.[1] Gillespie was married to Vera.[2] They had one daughter and three grandchildren.[2] Gillespie died in 1958 at the age of 74.[2]

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, 1939-1957

Educational & Professional Associations

1890-1902: student, Atlantic, Iowa.[1]

1902-1903: engineering student, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa.[1]

1903-1904: student, Business College, Atlantic, Iowa.[1]

1905-1908: Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University Of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.[1]

1908-1909: draftsman, C. P. Shockley, Architect, Waterloo, Iowa.[1]

1909: draftsman, Proudfoot and Bird, Architects, Des Moines, Iowa.[1]

1910-1912: Paul Gillespie, Architect, Atlantic, Iowa.[1]

1912: architectural draftsman, Lloyd Willis, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1913: architectural draftsman, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1914-1917: Paul Gillespie, Architect, Atlantic, Iowa.[1]

1917: partner, Gillespie, Porter & Schreiber, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1919: draftsman, Tourelotte & Hummel, Architects, Boise, Idaho.[1]

1920: draftsman, Wayland & Fennel, Architects, Boise, Idaho.[1]

1923: draftsman, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1935-1946: draftsman, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1939: Registered Professional Architect November 28, 1939, A-100.[1]

1948-1953: draftsman, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, Nebraska.

1954-1958: resident, but no associations listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects



1. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, August 11, 1938. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2

2. “Gillespie,” Omaha World-Herald (December 6, 1958), 18:2.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Paul Gillespie (1884-1958), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 18, 2014. Accessed, March 31, 2020.

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