Stanwood Hill Cosmey (1874-1963), Architect
Stanwood Hill Cosmey was born on December 16, 1874. In 1897, he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine, and then worked primarily as a draftsman for railroad companies. Cosmey died July 30, 1963.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Omaha, Nebraska, 1938-1962
Educational & Professional Associations
1893-1897: Civil Engineering, University of Maine.
1893-1895: chairman, Phillip Coombs-City Surveying, Bangor, Maine.
1896: chairman, Coe and Pingree Land Company (Timber Land Surveying).
1897-1898: taught Surveying and Drawing, University of Maine.
1899-1900: draftsman and Surveyor, Bangor and Aroostook Railroad.
1900-1904: draftsman, Union Pacific Railroad, Nebraska Division Engineer’s Office.
1902: presented thesis, Civil Engineering.
1904-1907: draftsman, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
1905-1907: correspondence course, Structural and Architectural Engineering.
1907-1908: draftsman, Architectural Department, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska.
1908-1910: draftsman, Bridge Department, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska.
1910-1918: draftsman, Building Department, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska.
1918-1920: General Fire and Sanitary Inspector, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska.
1920-1924: draftsman, Bridge and Building Departments, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska.
1924-1926: assistant engineer, Construction Department, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska.
1926-1945: bridge and structural designer, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska.
1946-1959: No profession listed, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska.
1961: Not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.
1962: Last Registered Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
a. Cosmey's registration application lists types of projects worked on for various companies, and notes that he considered himself a structural, architectural, and hydraulic engineer applying for registration as an architect.
1. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, October 29, 1937. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2
D. Murphy, “Stanwood Hill Cosmey (1874-1963), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, November 18, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, March 28, 2020.
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