Searles, Hirsh & Gavin, Architects

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Cleveland, Ohio, 1905-1910


Paul Searles

Willard Hirsh

Donald Gavin

Successor firm to Searles & Hirsh, this short-lived partnership was the last of several such brief Cleveland partnerships, which began with Steffens & Searles in 1896.[1]

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.

Nebraska Buildings & Projects

William H. Ferguson House (1909-1911), 700 S 16th, Lincoln, Nebraska.[2][4] (LC13:D08-003) National Register narrative

Ferguson Carriage House (1910), 700 S 16th, Lincoln, Nebraska.[4]

Cuyahoga Telephone Company branch exchange building (n.d.), Euclid Ave. and Lake Front Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.[3][a]


a. A successor firm called Steffens, Searles, & Hirsh, Architects.


1. "Architect/Firm: Searles, Hirsh & Gavin," Cleveland Landmarks Commission, Cleveland City Planning Comission. Accessed May 18, 2016.

2. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

3. “Interstate Architect And Builder,” T.R. Kimball Coll. Scrapbook (n.d.), 98.

4. Bahr Vermeer Haecker Architects, HIstorical Resources Group, Inc., & Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., State-Owned Buildings Survey Report (Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society, August 2013).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Searles, Hirsh & Gavin, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, May 18, 2016. Accessed, May 31, 2020.

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