Robert D. Silver (ca. 1843- ), Architect

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Lincoln, Nebraska, 1894-1915

Robert D. Silver was born in Ohio, circa 1843. He became the third mayor of Lincoln and was elected for two terms before leaving politics to work as a builder. Silver was married, and he had four children.[1][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

Lincoln, Nebraska, 1894-1895, 1901-1903, 1905, 1911, 1915

Educational & Professional Associations

1873-1879: mayor, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

1880: builder, Lincoln, Nebraska.[2]

Buildings & Projects


a. Not found in federal census in Nebraska in 1870 or 1900.


1. “Eighty Years Apart,” Lincoln Evening Journal (June 25, 1953), 5:3.

2. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “R. D. Silver,” Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, accessed through

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Robert D. Silver (ca. 1843- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 11, 2015. Accessed, May 31, 2020.

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