Sidney H. Foster (ca. 1887- ), Architect

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Gordon, 1915-1917, and Omaha, Nebraska, 1915-1920

Sidney H. Foster was an architect who was born in Iowa, circa 1887.[2] He was married to Florence and they had one child, a son, as of 1920.[2] He was an architect in Gordon, Nebraska for several years, and he was later an architect and the owner of Realty Syndicate Company, Architects in Omaha, Nebraska. By 1930, Foster was living and working in Oakland, California.[4]

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.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Gordon, 1915, 1917

Omaha, 1915, 1917, 1920

Educational & Professional Associations

1915-1917: architect, Gordon, Nebraska.

1915-1920: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

1919-1920: architect and owner, Realty Syndicate Company, Architects, 317 Wilkinson Bldg., Omaha, Nebraska.[3][b]

Buildings & Projects

Wheeler County Courthouse (1918), 2nd & Main, Bartlett, Nebraska.[1] (WH01-002) National Register narrative


a. Not found in federal census in Nebraska in 1910.

b. Reference [3] also states that within Realty Syndicate Co., Foster hired J.W. Trafzer of Mason City, Iowa to the head of the architectural department, and J.J. Morrison as head of construction.


1. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

2. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “Sidney H. Foster,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through

3. "Personals" The American Architect Vol. 116 Pt. 2 (New York: Architectural & Building Press, Incorporated, 1919), 481.

4. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Sidney H. Foster (ca. 1887- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 15, 2018. Accessed, August 18, 2022.

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