Ralph Arnold (1889-1961), Architect

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Sioux City, Iowa, 1938-1941

Ralph Arnold was born in Carbondale, Illinois on October 2, 1889. In 1911, at the age of 22, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He began his career with W. W. Beach in Sioux City, Iowa, then established the firm of Beuttler & Arnold in Sioux City with William Beuttler in 1913.[3] In 1941 he left the firm to work for the State Board of Control in Des Moines, Iowa. Arnold was a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).[2] He died on November 4, 1961.

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 Directory Listings

Sioux City, Iowa, 1938-1941

Des Moines, Iowa, 1941-1956

Educational & Professional Associations

1911: B.S., Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.[3]

1911-1912: with W.W. Beach, Architect, Sioux City, Iowa.[1]

1913-1940: architect and partner, Beuttler & Arnold, Architects, Sioux City, Iowa.[3]

1941-1956: architect, State of Iowa, Board of Control, Des Moines, Iowa.[3]

Buildings & Projects



1. Statement of Significance from "National Register of Historic Places, Inventory-Nomination Form," in Historic Federal Buildings U. S. General Services Administration (author and date not credited), accessed February 7, 2003, http://w3.gsa.gov/web/p/interaia.nsf/cf0d4c7c0de34938852563d3004975f3/06d096155087dd478525672a00796628?OpenDocument

2. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects accessed April 5, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd1001295.aspx

3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory first ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 15, accessed March 3, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1956%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Ralph Arnold (1889-1961), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 20, 2010. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, December 8, 2022.

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