Tyler & Brandt, Architects

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Lincoln, Nebraska, 1907-1915


Partners:

James Tyler, Jr., Lincoln, Nebraska

Eugene H. Brandt, Lincoln, Nebraska

Tyler and Brandt were brothers-in-law. Tyler was already a partner in James Tyler & Son, Architects when he married Julia Palmer at Blue Hill, Nebraska in 1894. Brandt was a draftsman in the office of Tyler & Son as early as 1903, and that same year he was identified as "of the architectural firm of James Tyler & Son" when he was appointed assistant to the state architect, James Tyler, Jr.[21] In 1905 Brandt married Jessie Palmer, sister of Julia Tyler.[22] In the Lincoln city directory of 1905, the partnership of James Tyler & Son continued to be listed, while James Tyler, Jr. was also identified as the State architect and Brandt as the assistant state architect. It was not until 1908 that the firm of Tyler & Brandt, Architects began to be identified in the directories, as a partnership of James Tyler, Jr. and Eugene H. Brandt. (James Tyler Sr. was not listed with Tyler & Brandt, but rather as the Lincoln city water commissioner and superintendent of the lighting plant in 1908 and for several years thereafter.) Tyler & Brandt designed numerous buildings in Lincoln and throughout Nebraska before Brandt's death in 1918. In the last few years of their association, James Tyler (Sr.) rejoined their office. See Tyler, Brandt & Tyler, Architects for the work of those final years. After Brandt's death in 1918 and James Tyler, Sr.'s demise the next year, James Tyler, Jr. continued the practice under the Tyler, Brandt & Tyler name until about 1924. 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, 1908-1914, 1925

Educational & Professional Associations

1894-1907: James Tyler & Son, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska

1907-1915: Tyler & Brandt, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska

1916-1924: Tyler, Brandt & Tyler, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska

Buildings & Projects

Modern dwelling, 32x42, $10,000, for C. F. Bodinson (1907), Kearney, Nebraska.[25]

Plans for a bank building (1907), Lincoln, Nebraska.[24]

Elks Building (1907), York, Nebraska.[23]

Three-story dormitory for Ursuline Sisters (1908), York, Nebraska.[28

Frank Farrell House (1908), 1900 C Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[29][30]

W. B. Ryons House (1908), 1835 Ryons Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[30]

Fairbury Carnegie Library (1908-1909), 601 7th, Fairbury, Nebraska.[16][17][19][c] (JF04-022) National Register narrative

W. C. Shinn Lightning Rod Factory (1908), 124-130 N. 16th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[2][3]

Two-story brick barn for Lincoln Ice & Cold Storage Company (1908), 727 M St., Lincoln, Nebraska.[6]

Four-story, brick and frame flats for Mrs. Kittie Melick (1908), 501 S. 13th, Lincoln, Nebraska.[36]

Charles Strader house (1908), 2740 R Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[37]

Plans for $12,500 building for George H. Rogers (1909), 720 Q Street (Lot 9, Block 31), Lincoln, Nebraska.[27][d]

Two-story frame house for R. W. Lowry (1909), 1262 South 22nd, Lincoln, Nebraska.[39]

Carter Transfer & Storage Company warehouse (1909), 728 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[40]

Castle, Roper & Mathews Mortuary (1909), 1317-1321 N Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[15][26] LC13-C08-009

George Haskell house (1909), 1700 E St., Lincoln, Nebraska.[38][e]

Odd Fellows Lodge (1909), Red Cloud, Nebraska.[31]

Remodeling Kitchen residence into 2-flat building (1909), 17th & E Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska.[32]

Two-story brick veneer residence for Dr. Kern (1909), Grand Island, Nebraska.[33]

Rebuilding Exeter auditorium (1909), Exeter, Nebraska.[34]

Plans for remodeling W. A. Harrison frame residence (1909), York, Nebraska.[35]

Two-story reinforced concrete warehouse for Wilson & Dana poultry (1910), 216 South 7th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[41]

Two-story frame residence for M. E. Vance (1910), 2540 South Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[42]

German Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Church & School (1910), 745 D Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[8]

Frame residence for Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (1910), 626 S. 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[43]

Addition & new storefront for Edward Gustin (1910), 809-813 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[9]

H. O. Barber house (1910), 1900 B Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1][44] (LC13:D07-529)

Christian Church (1910), Bennett, Nebraska.[10]

Bungalow for B. O. Perkins (1910), David City, Nebraska.[55]

Residence for J. Severin (1910), Utica, Nebraska.[56]

Porch for Mrs. A. M. Putnam (1911) 501 South 12th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[45]

Two-story addition to Savoy Hotel (1911), 1042 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[46] (LC13:C09-122)

Two-story School (1911), Elmwood, Nebraska.[5]

Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house (1911), 229 North 17th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[47]

Frame residence for Dr. M. E. Vance (1911), 2632 Garfield Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[48]

Two-story brick garage for Fred M. Ryan (1911) 404 South 11th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[49]

One story brick building for Clare W. DuTeil (1911), 232 North 9 Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[50]

Hewit House (1912), 1929 C Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[52]

Seward Carnegie Library (1912-1914), 208 S. 5th, Seward, Nebraska.[16][17][18][b] (SW09-172)

Two-story store & office building (1913), Beaver Crossing, Nebraska.[11]

Bank (1913), Hickman, Nebraska.[12]

Preliminary sketches for Masonic Temple (1913), 15th & L Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska.[57][g]

Bungalow for P. A. Tomek (1913), David City, Nebraska.[61]

Bungalow for Walton G. Roberts (1913), "East Side," Lincoln, Nebraska.[61]

Sketches for Country Club House remodel and addition (1913), Lincoln, Nebraska.[58][h]

Three-story flat building for C. A. Tucker (1913), 14th & J Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska.[59]

Remodeling store building for George Woodward (1913), 1034 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[60]

Noryanna apartments (1913-1915), 835-847 South 15th Street (now Goodhue Boulevard), Lincoln, Nebraska.[13]

Two-story factory for (Globe) laundry (1914), 1118 L Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[51]

Hall and theater for Louis Meyers (1914), Germantown, Nebraska.[4][a]

Bungalow for A. B. Haughton (1914), Hampton, Nebraska.[62]

Two-story residence for M. D. Murphy (1914), David City, Nebraska.[63]

Portico for Savoy Hotel, L. L. Lindsey, proprietor (1915), 1044 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[53]

Notes

a. Improvement Bulletin of February 28, 1914 notes: "Neb., Germantown--Tyler & Brandt, architects, Richards block, Lincoln, Neb., are ready to take bids on a hall and theater to be owned by Louis Meyers, Germantown; 30x80, 1-story, $6,000." In April 1914, R. O. Stake of Lincoln was identified as the builder.[4]

b. The American Contractor trade journal of January 25, 1913 includes under "Contracts Awarded" in Lincoln, Nebraska a "Y. M. C. A. & Library Bldg" in Seward, Nebraska by "Archts. Tyler & Brandt, Richards bldg., Lincoln." The description mentions "1 & 2 sty. & bas. 58x120. $25,000."[18]

c. The partnership of James Tyler Sr. & Jr. had evolved into the partnership of James Tyler, Jr. and his brother-in-law Eugene Brandt by mid-1907, when Fairbury, Nebraska was just beginning to contact Andrew Carnegie in hopes of a grant. Fairbury was notified of a grant around the beginning of 1908, and construction of Fairbury's library apparently occurred through 1909--well into the era of Tyler & Brandt. The National Register nomination for the property identifies the architect as James Tyler or James Tyler & Son, but when Fairbury Journal reported on the building's opening in 1910, the article stated plainly "This [building] committee employed Tyler & Brandt as architects and employed Henry Stutevoss as contractor."[19]

d. George H. Rogers and his sister Anna arranged for Tyler & Brandt to prepare plans for a $12,500 building on a parcel they owned at 720 and 726 Q Street(Lot 9, Block 31, Lincoln Original Plat). CB&Q Railroad notified the Rogers that CB&Q wished to buy that parcel, and instituted condemnation procedures when the Rogers insisted upon a written offer from the railroad. A judge ordered a preliminary injunction against the railroad in January 1910.[27]

e. George Haskell (1864-1919) was the founder of Beatrice Creamery Company. He and his wife Mary were residing in Evanston, Illinois when they sold the house for $9,000 in 1918. For a history of Beatrice Creamery Company in Lincoln, see "Beatrice Creamery Company (Lincoln Plant)," a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places by Ed Zimmer, listed in 2012.

f. Nebraska State Journal published a photograph of the Barber house on New Years Day, 1911, showing a decorative railing atop the enclosed, first-story south porch, rather than the well-finished second floor sleeping porch currently in place.[44]

g. Berlinghof & Davis designed the Scottish Rite Temple built at 15th (now Centennial Mall South) & L Streets in Lincoln in 1915.

h. American Contractor noted that Berlinghof & Davis as well as Tyler & Brandt submitted sketches for the Country Club project.[58] In 1913 Lincoln Country Club was located at just southwest of downtown Lincoln, with the clubhouse located at 7th & Washington in the former Governor Butler mansion, built in 1869 from designs by Chicago architect John Keys Winchell.

References

1. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places within the Mount Emerald Historic District.

2. “The Home of Shinn’s Copper Cable Rods,” Nebraska Farmer (August 25, 1909), 753; illustrated in (Lincoln, Nebraska) Sunday State Journal (January 3, 1909).

3. City of Lincoln Building Permit #2705 and associated application, issued October 6, 1908; estimated cost: $10,000; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

4. Improvement Bulletin (February 28, 1914), 35; (April 4, 1914), 29.

5. School Board Journal (October 1911), 44.

6. City of Lincoln Building Permit # 2418; issued May 1, 1908; cost: $4,000; architects: Tyler & Brandt.

7. David Murphy. Personal Note. Omaha Library. (see file)

8. City of Lincoln Building Permit #3830 and associated application, issued July 15, 1910; estimated cost: $9,000; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

9. City of Lincoln Building Permit #3863 and associated application, issued August 18, 1910; estimated cost: $1,500; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

10. American Contractor (June 11, 1910), 25; estimated cost $4,000.

11. American Contractor (January 25, 1913), 65.

12. American Contractor (March 1, 1913), 94; estimated cost $5,000.

13. American Contractor (March 1, 1913), 94; estimated cost: $19,000; owner's name withheld. See also City of Lincoln building permit #6039, issued June 2, 1915; estimated cost: $15,000; architect: James Tyler, Jr. Illustrated with perspective drawing in "New Apartment House, 'Noryanna,'" Lincoln (Nebraska) Star (August 1, 1915), 5("Industrial Section"), citing Tyler & Brandt.

14. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “James J. Tyler,” Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, accessed through AncestryLibrary.com.

15. David Royce Murphy, "South Side of N Street.." Photo, August 1975.

16. Nebraska State Library Commission, Architects & Buildings File.

17. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 within "Seward County Courthouse Square Historic District."

18. American Contractor (January 5, 1913), 65.

19. "Fairbury Desires Library," (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal (May 2, 1907), 5; "Fairbury To Get Library. Carnegie Will Contribute $10,000 if City Will Donate Site," Lincoln (Nebraska) Herald (January 10, 1908), 5; "Public Buildings...Fairbury, Neb.--A site has been secured..." Improvement Bulletin (May 9, 1908), 26; "Public Buildings...Fairbury, Neb.--Bids for building the Carnegie library will be opened Sept. 15." Improvement Bulletin (September 12, 1908), 27; “Library Opened To Public. Gift of Carnegie Is Ready. Many See the New Building at Public Opening Last Friday,” Fairbury (Nebraska) Journal (December 16, 1910), 1.

20. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

21. "Here in Lincoln," Lincoln (Nebraska) Star (July 18, 1903), 2.

22. "Here in Lincoln," Lincoln (Nebraska) Star (July 29, 1905), 2.

23. "York Elks Plan a Home," Lincoln (Nebraska) Star (August 29, 1907), 7; "Theaters and Halls...York, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (September 7, 1907), 26.

24. "Business Buildings...Lincoln, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (July 6, 1907), 24.

25. "Residences...Kearney, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (June 15, 1907), 26.

26. City of Lincoln Building Permit #2837 and associated application, issued June 1, 1909; $15,000 estimated cost; architect: Tyler & Brandt. SEE also "New Business Building of Castle, Roper & Matthews," Sunday (Lincoln, Nebraska) State Journal (January 2, 1910), 10A (illustrated).

27. "Railway Would Gobble Lot? George H. Rogers Asserts that Burlington Road Grabs Property. Appraisement Irregular, He Asserts in Plea for an Injunction." Lincoln (Nebraska) Star (January 4, 1910), 4.

28. "Educational....York, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (October 31, 1908), 23.

29. "Residences....Lincoln, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (June 20, 1908), 26.

30. "Residences....Lincoln, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (June 13, 1908), 28.

31. "Theaters and Halls...Red Cloud, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (September 4, 1909), 32.

32. "Residences...Lincoln, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (September 25, 1909), 26.

33. "Residences...Grand Island, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (November 20, 1909), 24.

34. "Theaters and Halls...Exeter, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (June 12, 1909), 30.

35. "Residences...York, Neb.," Improvement Bulletin (April 9, 1910), 34.

36. City of Lincoln building permit #2379 and associated application; issued April 14, 1908; cost: $8,000; architect: Jas. Tyler, Jr.

37. "Interior of Residence of Charles Strader, 2740 R Street. Tyler & Brandt, architects." (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal (March 14, 1909), C-1.

38. City of Lincoln building permit #3043 and associated application, issued April 23, 1909; estimated cost: $4,500; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

39. City of Lincoln building permit #3396 and associated application, issuted October 2, 1909; estimated cost: $3,000; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

40. City of Lincoln building permit #2836 and associated application; estimated cost: $8,000; architect: Tyler.

41. City of Lincoln building permit #3676 and associated application; estimated cost: $7,000; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

42. City of Lincoln building permit #3764 and associated application; estimated cost: $4,500; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

43. City of Lincoln building permit #3850 and associated application; estimated cost: $3,000; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

44. City of Lincoln building permit #3892 and associated application; estimated cost: $9,500; architect: Tyler & Brandt; "A Few Lincoln Homes Completed During Past Year...Home of H. O. Barber, Nineteenth and S [sic, should be "B") streets," (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal (January 1, 1911), 8-B (illustrated).

45. City of Lincoln building permit #4134 and associated application; estimated cost: $600; architect: Tyler & Block [sic, should be "Brandt"].

46. City of Lincoln building permit #4168 and associated application; estimated cost: $8,000; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

47. City of Lincoln building permit #4176 and associated application; estimated cost: $8,500; architect: Tyler & Brandt; illustrated in Cornhusker (University of Nebraska yearbook), 1914 and 1927 (p. 292).

48. City of Lincoln building permit #4636 and associated application; estimated cost: $3,500; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

49. City of Lincoln building permit #4340 and associated application; estimated cost: $6,000; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

50. City of Lincoln building permit #4711 and associated application; estimated cost: $3,035; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

51. City of Lincoln building permit #5587 and associated application; estimated cost: $10,000; architect: Tyler & Brandt; "Lincoln, Nebr....Contracts Awarded. Laundry & Cleaning Plant: 2 sty. & bas. 66x112. $20M. 11th & L sts. Archts. Tyler & Brandt...Lessee The Globe Laundry Co.," American Contractor (June 20, 1914), 89.

52. City of Lincoln building permit #4659, issued 1912 (which establishes date of house), but the associated application (with architect identification) is not available. However, copies of Tyler & Brandt drawings are extant in house.

53. City of Lincoln building permit #6155, issued August 9, 1915; estimated cost: $800; architect: Tyler & Brandt.

54. Temporarily left blank.

55. "Contracts Awarded...David City, Nebr.," American Contractor (July 23, 1910), 58.

56. "Lincoln, Nebr....Residence: 2 sty. & bas. 28x30. $3,000. Utica, Nebr.," American Contractor (June 11, 1910), 63.

57. "Lincoln, Nebr...."Masonic Temple: 4 sty. & bas. 90x135. $150,000. 15th & L...Archts. Tyler & Brandt," American Contractor (March 29, 1913), 78.

58. "Lincoln, Nebr....Country Club House (rem. & add.), American Contractor (March 29, 1913), 78.

59. "Lincoln, Nebr....Flat Bldg.," American Contractor (April 13, 1913), 93

60. "Lincoln, Nebr....Store Bldg.," American Contractor (June 21, 1913), 97.

61. "Lincoln, Nebr....Bungalow: 1 sty. & bas. 28x42. $3,000. David City, Nebr.; and "Bungalow: 1 sty. & bas. 24x27. $2,000. East Side..." American Contractor (September 27, 1913), 82.

62. "Lincoln, Nebr....Bungalow: 1 1/2 sty & bas. 34x54. $6,000. Hampton, Nebr.," American Contractor (May 2, 1914), 115.

63. "Lincoln, Nebr....Res.: 2 sty. & bas. 28x32. $4M. David City, Nebr.," American Contractor (June 13, 1914), 84.

64. Hendricks' commercial register of the United States (New York: S. E. Hendricks Co., 1891-1900), 22. Accessed October 10, 2018 via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015055430030;view=1up;seq=136

Page Citation

D. Murphy & E. Zimmer, “Tyler & Brandt, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 23, 2018. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 20, 2019.


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