Walter Theodore Krausch (1867-1930), Architect & Engineer

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Chicago, Illinois, 1896-1930

DBA W. T. Krausch

Walter Theodore Krausch was born in 1867 in Philadelphia to Theodore and Emma (Heide) Krausch, both of whom were born in Germany.[1][5][b] His father, Theodore, was a civil engineer who worked for railroads in the 1850s and patented railroad-related improvements in the early 1860s, before turning his focus to the manufacturing of ice, especially for breweries. In 1887 he incorporated the Theodore Krausch Company in Illinois "to manufacture and sell ice machines."[2][3][a] City directories and censuses place the peripatetic Theodore and his family in Chicago (ca. 1862-1863); St. Louis (ca. 1863-1866); Philadelphia (1867-1868, where Walter and his brother William were born); New York City (1870-ca. 1872, where his brother Hans was born); Evanston, Illinois (by 1880-1886); and Buffalo, New York (from 1888). While in Evanston, Theodore Krausch was listed as an architect in 1883 and 1884. Theodore died in Buffalo ca. 1898. Until her death in 1924, his widow Fredericka remained in Buffalo, where Walter's siblings John and William worked as engineers in ice manufacturing.[4][b]

Walter T. Krausch lived in the Chicago area and was associated with Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q RR) throughout his career. He married Clara Ann Shordicke in 1891 and they had a son Paul and a daughter Helen, residing in La Grange, Illinois.[7][12] Krausch designed numerous depots for the CB&Q line, including ones in Beatrice, Tecumseh, Grand Island, and Lincoln, Nebraska. He also patented several railroad-related improvements. W. T. Krausch died at home in La Grange on December 9, 1930.[13]

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

Educational & Professional Associations

ca. 1884-1886: "ed.[ucated] Evanston High School"[1]

ca. 1887-1890: "technical school, Buffalo, N. Y., and private tutoring"[1]

1890-1892: draughtsman (probably for CB&Q Railroad), Chicago.[1][16][d]

ca. 1893-1906: architect and engineer with CB&Q RR, Chicago.[1][12]

1906-ca. 1912: consulting architect and engineer, often for CB&Q Railroad, Chicago.[1][12][d]

ca. 1913-1930: Engineer of Buildings, CB&Q RR, Chicago.[d]

ca. 1914: inventor for Fairbanks, Morse & Co., Chicago.[96][h]

1930: Krausch chosen as a vice-president of American Railway Bridge & Building Association.[102]

Buildings & Projects

Three-story apartment building for A. M. Anderson (1898), 1499-1505 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois.[8][c]

Hinsdale CB&Q Depot (1898), Hinsdale, Illinois.[17]

Creston CB&Q Depot (1898-1899), 200 West Adams Street, Creston, Iowa.[18][20]

La Grange CB&Q Depot (1901), La Grange, Illinois.[19][e]

Riverside CB&Q Depot (1901), Riverside, Illinois.[19][e]

Glenwood CB&Q Depot (1904), Glenwood, Iowa.[24]

Malvern CB&Q Depot (1904), Malvern, Iowa.[24]

Burlington Passenger and Freight Station (1904-1906), 118 Court Street, Beatrice, Nebraska.[9][97][i]

Remodeling of Burlington Depot (1905), Lincoln, Nebraska.[98][j]

Plum Street CB&Q Station (1911), Grand Island, Nebraska.[104]

Plano CB&Q Depot (1913), Plano, Illinois.[25]

Oregon CB&Q Depot (1913), Oregon, Illinois.[28][f]

Kewanee CB&Q Station (1913-1915), Kewanee, Illinois.[27][53]

Dallas City CB&Q Station (1913), Dallas City, Illinois.[54]

Savannah CB&Q Station (1913), Savannah, Illinois.[55]

Earlville CB&Q Station (1913), Earlville, Illinois.[56]

Bushnell CB&Q Station (1913), Bushnell, Illinois.[57]

Sandwich CB&Q Station (1913), Sandwich, Illinois.[58]

Canton CB&Q Station (1913), Canton, Missouri.[59]

Bedford CB&Q Depot (1913), Bedford, Iowa.[60]

Englewood CB&Q Fuel Oil Station (1913), Englewood, South Dakota.[61]

Hamburg CB&Q Depot (1913), Hamburg, Iowa.[62]

Tarkio CB&Q Passenger Station (1915), Tarkio, Missouri.[63]

Casper CB&Q Station (1915), Casper, Wyoming.[26]

Grain drier for Norris Grain Co. (1916), 96th Street & Calumet River, Chicago.[29]

CB&Q RR Engine house and office building (1916), 1400-6 South Canal Street, Chicago.[30]

CB&Q Depot (1916), remodel or new "Contemplated" for Mt. Ayr, Iowa.[31]

Tecumseh CB&Q Depot (1916), "Preliminary plans in progress...$20,000" for Tecumseh, Nebraska.[32]

CB&Q Repair Shop addition and Boiler House stack (1916), Beardstown, Illinois.[33]

CB&Q Coal Chute (1916), Rochelle, Illinois.[34]

Two temporary freight houses for CB&Q RR (1916), Chicago, Illinois.[35]

CB&Q Roundhouse--10 stalls (1916), "Contemplated" for Monmouth, Illinois.[36]

CB&Q "In & Out Freight Terminals" (1916-1919), Chicago, Illinois.[37][51][71]

Car Shop addition and Store House (1916), Chicago, Illinois.[38]

Alter warehouse for CB&Q RR (1917), 419-35 W. 12th, Chicago, Illinois.[39]

CB&Q Coal Chute (1917), Virden, Illinois.[40][41]

CB&Q Coaling Station (1917), Cicero, Illinois.[41]

CB&Q Freight House (1917) and addition (1917), Kansas City, Missouri.[42][47]

CB&Q "In-Bound Freight House" addition (1917), Omaha, Nebraska.[43]

CB&Q Roundhouse (1917), Beardstown, Illinois.[44]

CB&Q Storehouse, Power House & Office Building, Electric Interlocking Tower, Machine Shop, Oil House, and Sand Dryer (1917), Cicero, Illinois.[45][46][50]

CB&Q Freight Yard (1917), Sioux City, Iowa.[48]

Fifty Miners' Cottages for Valier Coal Co./CB&Q RR (1918), Valier, Illinois.[52]

"450 Miners'" Cottages for Valier Coal Co./CB&Q RR (1918), Valier, Illinois.[66]

"25 Cottages" for Valier Coal Co./CB&Q RR (1918), Valier, Illinois.[68]

"2 Club Houses" for Valier Coal Co. (1918), Valier, Illinois.[69]

"125 Miner's Cottages for Valier Coal Co. (1918), Valier, Illinois.[70]

Casper CB&Q Freight House (1918), Casper, Wyoming.[64]

Lincoln CB&Q Icing Plant (1918), Lincoln, Nebraska.[65]

Tola CB&Q Roundhouse (1918), Tola, Illinois.[67]

Patents for railroad cars for rail-drilling, tie-sawing, and track-laying (1918), with E. F. Weber.[95][105]

Wyanete CB&Q Station (1919), Wyanete, Illinois.[72]

Mound City CB&Q Station (1920), Mound City, Missouri.[73]

Albany CB&Q Station (1920), Albany, Missouri.[73]

Interior alteration for CB&Q RR (1920) 226-228 W. Adams St., Chicago.[74]

Kirksville CB&Q Station (1920), Kirksville, Missouri.[75]

Passenger Station for Chicago Great Western and CB&Q RR (1921), Afton Junction, Iowa.[76][81]

Inbound and outbound freight houses for CB&Q (1921-1922), Canal, Harrison & Polk Streets, Chicago.[77]

Pump house for CB&Q R.R. (1921), Valier, Illinois.[78]

Project for CB&Q freight house (1921-1922), Aurora, Illinois.[79]

CB&Q Round House & Coal Chute (1921), Centralia, Illinois.[80]

CB&Q Passenger Station, Express Building & Power House (1921-1922), Broadway, Washington & Clark, Aurora, Illinois.[82]

Centralia CB&Q Passenger Station (1922), Centralia, Illinois.[83]

Report on and repairs to fire-damaged Burlington Building (1922), Jackson Boulevard at Clinton Street, Chicago.[94][g]

Freight House for CB&Q (1922), 417-25 Polk Street, Chicago, Illinois.[84]

Locomotive Roundhouse for CB&Q (1922), Rock Island, Illinois.[85]

Roundhouse for CB&Q (1922), foot of 38th Street, Moline, Illinois.[86]

Roundhouse for CB&Q (1922), Council Bluffs, Iowa.[87]

Boiler House and stack for CB&Q (1922), Alliance, Nebraska.[88]

Freight House for CB&Q (1922), near 26th & 56th Avenue, Cicero, Illinois.[89]

Freight House for CB&Q (1922), Ziegler, Illinois.[90]

Plans for reservoir and dam for CB&Q (1922), Galesburg, Illinois.[91]

Clarence CB&Q Station (1922), Clarence, Missouri.[92]

Reclamation Plant for CB&Q (1922), Eola, Illinois.[93]

Steel and concrete bridge across Platte River (1922), Oreapolis (Plattsmouth P.O.), Nebraska.[103]

Burlington Shops (1923), Denver, Colorado.[99][k]

Davenport Union Station (1923-1924), Davenport, Iowa.[100][l]

Burlington Mail Terminal (1926), 1002 Mason, Omaha, Nebraska.[10][21] (DO09:0119-009)

Lincoln CB&Q Depot (1926-1927), 201 N. 7th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.[22][23][101]


Krausch, W. T., Engineer Buildings, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, "Western Railway Club Has Two Addresses...Coaling Plants and Fuel," Railway Age Gazette (November 30, 1917), v.63, no.2:993-995. Accessed July 14, 2018 on-line at

Krausch, W. T., Engineer of Buildings, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Chicago "The Wrecking and Salvaging of Railroad Buildings," Railway Age (November 3, 1928), 85:893-894. Accessed July 14, 2018 on-line at


a. Theodore Krausch signed a handsome drawing for a steam locomotive for NY & Erie Railroad in 1855. (The drawing--not the locomotive--was offered on-line for sale in 2018 for $2,750.) A civil engineer referred to as "C. W. Theodore Krausch" superintended the construction of a railroad line from Dubuque to Anamosa in eastern Iowa in 1859-1860, and from Chicago filed for (and received) several patents for railroad-related improvements in 1862-1863.[2] Chicago directories listed "Krausch, W. Theodore" as a civil engineer in 1861 and "Krausch, Theodore" as a patent agent in 1862. Probably all of these refer to the same man--Walter T. Krausch's father.

A reminiscence published in 1901 about early days of artificial ice manufacturing described Theodore Krausch in 1877 as "in those days a prominent and respected German brewery engineer."[14] The Evanston, Illinois city directory listed Krausch's business as "Standard Ice Machine Co." in 1886, the year before he incorporated "Theodore Krausch Company" to manufacture ice machines. After his move to Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Enquirer wrote in 1893 of "Mr. Krausch's Invention. A Buffalo Man's Successful Device for Manufacturing Ice."[3][15]

b. The U. S. Census of 1870 enumerated Theodore and Emma Krausch and 3-year-old Walter in New York City and a 1911 publication on prominent Chicagoans identified Walter's mother as Emma (Heide) Krausch. Theodore and his family were in Evanston, Illinois by the time of the 1880 census, with his wife Fredericka and sons Walter (13), Willie (12), and Hans (9). Presumably Fredericka was step-mother to Walter and probably to Willie, yet Walter provided "Fredricka Wepfer" as his mother's maiden name when he married in 1891, and her obituary listed that she had two sons, Theodore and Walter, and two step-sons, John and Frank.[1][4][5][6][7]

c. Chicago Tribune noted in June 1898 "W. T. Krausch has completed plans for a three-story apartment building which A. M. Anderson will build at 1499 to 1505 Adams street at a cost of $25,000. It will front 75 feet and have a depth of 64 feet, and will be constructed of pressed brick and stone."[8]

d. A Chicago publication of 1911 indicated W. T. Krausch was "Associated with firm, Theo. Krausch & Co., architects and engrs., at Buffalo, N.Y., 1888-91." Walter's father's firm specialized in manufacturing ice-making machines and was located in Buffalo at that time, but Walter was listed in Chicago directories as a draftsman in 1890 and 1891. Perhaps at that time Walter was attending to business on behalf of his family in the Chicago area.[1]

The earliest known specific documentation of Krausch's employment in Chicago is found in a Buffalo, New York newspaper. A social column "Personal Mention" in Buffalo Courier of August 18, 1892 noted "N. [sic] T. Krausch, Assistant Engineer of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, and wife are in town stopping with their parents on East Utica Street." At that time the Buffalo city directory listed father Theodore and sons Hans and John Krausch residing at 215 Utica in Buffalo.[16] Walter's connection with CB&Q RR appears to have shifted in 1906. The 1911 synopsis of his career to that point noted he was "with C. B. & Q R. R. as architect and engr., 1891-1906, during which time designed and supervised the construction of many important structures; consulting architect and engr. since 1906."

It is unclear whether Krausch's continued as a consulting architect or as a direct CB&Q employee for the remainder of his career, but his known professional activity by the mid-1910s was all on behalf of Burlington, and he was frequently referred to as "Engineer of Buildings" for that line. In 1917, American Contractor included an "Architects' Directory." Among Chicago practitioners, Krausch was listed as "Chicago Burlington & Qunicy R. R. Co. W. T. Krause."[41]

e. Railway Age of 1901 described and illustrated two CB&Q stations in Chicago suburbs which Krausch designed. Noting that CB&Q "has generally stations in keeping with the pretty suburban towns...," the journal described as "now in the course of construction at Riverside, Ill., a new passenger station similar to the one in use by the company at Hinsdale, Ill.," which was Krausch's first-known depot. The article also described "a picturesque station to be built at La Grange, Ill." and said that "Both stations will be built after plans by W. T. Krausch, general architect of the Burlington."[19]

f. Cost of Oregon, Illinois CB&Q RR depot was reported as "in the neighborhood of $18,000" and the dimensions as 34' x "over 100' long."[28]

g. The CB&Q Railroad's 15-story office building in Chicago was severely damaged by fire on March 14-15, 1922, especially on the upper half. Engineering News-Record reported on March 22 that "Reports on the effects of the fire and its lessons to the profession are being prepared under the direction of W. T. Krausch, engineer of buildings for the Burlington...Under Mr. Krausch the bank offices ofn the first floor were made ready for occupancy the next day after the fire and so were five of the lower floors for the road's officials. By March 18 two more floors had been turned over and the eighth floor was ready by March 20. The damage on this floor was mostly from water. There was no delay to service or business."[94]

h. Robert Elder and W. T. Krausch received a patent in 1914 as "assignors to Fairbanks, Morse & Company, Chicago" for "Hoisting and conveying mechanism."[95]

i. A Lincoln paper reported in July of 1904 that "W. T. Krausch of Chicago, supervising architect in the employ of the Burlington Railroad company, was in the city today inspecting the site of the proposed new Burlington depot to be built during the summer."[97]

j. In June of 1905, Krausch visited Lincoln, Nebraska "looking over the situation with regard to the remodeling of the passenger station." (The Lincoln depot then dated from 1880.) Krausch "spend much of the morning in consultation with James Rivett, superintendent of buildings, and went over the plans once more, comparing them with the present building and the 'lay' of the land generally. Mr. Krausch superintended the drawing up of the plans received by local Burlington officials several weeks ago, and he will have the direction of the actual work of changing the depot into the commodious new one provided for in the plans."[98]

k. At the dedication of new shops in Denver, the V. P. of the CB&Q noted that in the cases of the important shops built immediately preceding Denver's, "Following the usual practice, those shops were designed by expert engineers of national reputation from the outside. But when this improvement was under consideration, Mr. Holden, the president, said that he knew there was expert talent in the Burlington family entirely competent to design and execute work of this importance, and accordingly every feature of the plan and design of these Denver shops is the product of the brains and skill of Burlington's own engineers. W. T. Krausch, who has been in the Burlington service for thirty-five years, was the engineer in charge for the company..."[99]

l. According to the Daily Times of Davenport, Iowa, Krausch visited in Davenport regarding a new union station, under construction in 1923 and 1924. In March 1924, he was identified as "engineer in charge of new buildings" for the CB&Q; while an April report associated him with the other line sharing the union station: "W. T. Krausch, chief building engineer of the C., M. & St. Paul railway will be in Davenport Wednesday to confer with local railroad officials on the plans for the new union station...The new union Station for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railway and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway will be built west of Harrison street on the south side First street. The foundation and basement excavation has been completed. The new building will cost about $125,000." A June article stated explicitly "Krausch...drew up the plans for the new building."[100]


1. The Book of Chicagoans: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of Chicago (Chicago: A. N. Marquis, 1911), 2: 398. Accessed July 10, 2018 on-line at

2. The History of Jones County, Iowa. (Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879), 343-344; accessed July 8, 2018 on-line at SEE also "Car Mover or Hand Locomotive," Chicago Tribune (March 7, 1863), 4.

3. Chicago Tribune (August 12, 1887), 4.

4. "Mrs. Fredericka Krausch, 89 Years Old, Is Dead," Buffalo (New York) Enquirer (January 23, 1924), 12.

5. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line], s.v. "Theodore Karusch." Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009.

6. and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line], s.v. "Theodore Krausch." Lehi, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010.

7. Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996 [database on-line], s.v. "Walter Theodore Krausch." Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.

8. "Chicago Real Estate...Building Operations for May Are Encouraging," Chicago Tribune (June 5, 1898), 38.

9. "Burlington Northern Station," nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, 1976. Accessed July 9, 2018 on-line at

10. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.

12. Chicago city directories, and 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line], s.v. "Walter Krausch." Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

13. Chicago Tribune (December 10 and December 11, 1930), 18. See also "Walter Theodore Krausch," Find A Grave, accessed on-line July 8, 2018 at Krausch's gravestone at Parkholm Cemetery in La Grange, Illinois is inscribed "Walther Theodore Krausch 1867-1930."

14. "John Enright and the Artic Machine," Ice and Refrigeration(December 1901), 21:229. Accessed July 9, 2018 on-line at

15. "Mr. Krausch's Invention. A Buffalo Man's Successful Device for Manufacturing Ice." Buffalo (New York) Enquirer (May 8, 1893), 1.

16. "Personal Mention," Buffalo (New York) Courier (August 18, 1892), 6.

17. "Downtown Hinsdale Historic District," nomination to National Register of Historic Places, 2006, Sec. 8: p. 16 (fn. 13); citing American Contractor (October 8, 1898), 22. Accessed on-line July 9, 2018 at

18. "Creston Railroad Depot" (a.k.a. "Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Station"), nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, 1973, accessed July 9, 2018 on-line at For historic postcard illustration, SEE Digital Grinnell, "Burlington Depot, Creston, Iowa, on-line at See also "Creston Station," Wikipedia, accessed on-line July 9, 2018 at

19. "Artistic Suburban Stations," The Railway Age (June 14, 1901), 31:655.

20. "Creston to Have a New Depot. Burlington Will Erect a Structure Costing $50,000." Des Moines (Iowa) Register (July 25, 1898), 6.

21. "Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District," nomination to National Register of Historic Places, 1996, Sect. 7, page 6. Accessed on-line July 9, 2018, at

22. City of Lincoln Building Permit #16120, issued January 1, 1927, est. cost of construction: $560,000. W. T. Krausch listed as architect of the building permit and as "Engineer of Buildings" on associated drawings.

23. "Lincoln Haymarket Historic District," nomination to National Register of Historic Places, 2014. See also Historic Haymarket: Lincoln, Nebraska, Lincoln: Historic Haymarket Development Corp., 2014, 6-8.

24. "Railroads...Glenwood, Ia....[and] Malvern, Ia.," Improvement Bulletin (December 10, 1904), 24.

25. "Railroad Stations. Plano, Ill.--Passenger Station; 1 sty. $25,000," American Contractor (March 29, 1913), 39, 41, 47.

26. "Railroad Stations. Casper, Wyo.--Railroad Station; 2 sty. 37x130," American Contractor (July 3, 1915), 59, 60.

27. "Railroad Stations...Contracts Awarded...Kewanee, Ill.--Passenger Station: 1 sty. & bas. 30x147," American Contractor (July 17, 1915), 44, 46, 49.

28. "Citizens are Proud of New Depot," Ogle County Reporter (January 15, 1914), transcript accessed July 11, 2018 on-line at

29. "Grain Drier: $3,000...Archt. W. Krausch," American Contractor (February 5, 1916), 58.

30. "Chicago, Ill.--Engine House & Office Bldg,: $28,000. 1 sty. & bas. 82x200 & 50x75, respectively," American Contractor (May 6, 1916), 47, 60, 62.

31. "Railroad Stations. Mt. Ayr, Ia.--Passenger Station (rem. or new); Mt. Ayr...Contemplated; will mature in 1917," American Contractor (September 2, 1916), 58, 103, 108.

32. "Railroad Stations...Tecumseh, Nebr.--Passenger Station: $20,000...Preliminary plans in progress; owner will proby. take bids in November," American Contractor (September 2, 1916), 107, 108.

33. "Mills and Factories....Beardstown, Ill.--Repair Shop (add.)...Plans in progress," American Contractor (August 5, 1916), 47, 48, 64.

34. "Coal Plants and Mines...Contracts Awarded...Rochelle, Ill.--Coal Chute (cap. 200 tons);" American Contractor (August 5, 1916), 50, 61.

35. "Contracts Awarded...Chicago, Ill.--Two Temporary Freight Houses: $40,000," American Contractor (August 12, 1916), 26, 42.

36. "Mills and Factories...Monmouth, Ill.--Round House (4 to 10 stalls)," American Contractor (September 2, 1916), 44, 57.

37. "Warehouses. Chicago, Ill.--In & Out Freight Terminals: $1,000,000," American Contractor (September 16, 1916), 26, 39.

38. "Contracts Awarded...Car Shop (add.) & Store House: $40,000....N. Broadway Shops," American Contractor (September 30, 1916), 43.

39. "Warehouse (atl.): $30,000. 5 sty. 41'7"x22," American Contractor (January 13, 1917), 33.

40. "Coal Plants and Mines. Virden, Ill.--Coal Chute...taking bids," American Contractor (March 3, 1917), 43, 54.

41. "Contracts Awarded...Cicero, Ill.--Coaling Station: $12,000...[and] Virden, Ill.--Coal Chute," American Contractor (April 21, 1917), 32, 45.

42. "Freight House: $30,000," American Contractor (May 12, 1917), 34, 68; American Contractor (June 9, 1917), 36.

43. "Contracts Awarded...In-Bound Freight House (add.): $55,000," American Contractor (May 26, 1917), 37-38, 73.

44. "Mills & Factories...Beardstown, Ill.--Roundhouse: $5,000," American Contractor (June 2, 1917), 46.

45. Storehouse: $80,000. 1 sty. 50x100. Clyde Sta., Cicero...Oil House: $15,000. 1 sty. 40x40. Cyde sta., Cicero...Power House & Office Bldg.: $50,000, 1 sty. & bas. 48x155. Clyde Sta., Cicero," American Contractor (August 4, 1917), 54.

46. "Contracts Awarded [cont. from previous page]...Storehouse: $80,000. 1 sty. 50x100. Clyde Sta., Cicero...Power House & Office Bldg.: $50,000, 1 sty. & bas. 48x155. Clyde Sta., Cicero...Elec. Interlocking Tower: 2 sty. 16x25. Clyde Station, Cicero...Machine Shop: $60,000. 1 sty. 40x121. Clyde Sta., Cicero," American Contractor (September 1, 1917), 51.

47. "Freight House (add.): $10,000. 1 sty. add. to present bldg, 50x78. Kansas City, Mo.," American Contractor (July 7, 1917), 52.

48. "Sioux City, Ia.--Freight Yard (incl. yard tracks, wooden water tower, coaling station, proby. conc., 5 stalls & engine house)...Sketches," American Contractor (July 28, 1917), 26.

49. "Crane Bldg. No. 3 (alt.): $30,000: 5 sty. & bas. 41x220," American Contractor (July 28, 1917), 33.

50. "Cicero, Ill.--Sand Dryer: $4,500. 2 sty. 8x13. Cicero," American Contractor (August 11, 1917), 27.

51. "Mills and Factories...Chicago, Ill.--In & Out Freight Terminal (freight house to be wrecked bldg. provided to carry 3 addl. sty. inc. lunch & wash room & tank house): $1,000,000. 3 sty. 297x794...Drawing plans," American Contractor (December 15, 1917), 37.

52. "Contracts Awarded...50 Miners' Cottages: Ea. $1,500. 1 sty. 24x40. Valier, Ill. Archt. W. T. Krausch...Owner Valier Coal Co. (C. B. & Q. R. R.)...General contr. let...Start wk. at once," American Contractor (March 9, 1918), 39.

53. "Railway Structures. Kewanee, Ill.--Passenger Station, $30,000...preliminary plans," Construction News (May 3, 1913), 29.

54. "Railway Structures...Dallas City, Ill.--Passenger Station, $3,000...Work not started," Construction News (May 3, 1913), 29.

55. "R.R. Station, Savannah, Ill....taking bids to close at once," Construction News (February 15, 1913), 14.

56. "Railway Structures. Earlville, Ill.--R. R. Station...Brk., 1 sty. Bids in," Construction News (February 15, 1913), 24.

57. "Proposed Construction. Passenger Station--Contemplated. Bushnell, Ill.," Construction News (May 24, 1913), 16.

58. "Passenger Station--$20,000. Sandwich, Ill.," Construction News (May 24, 1913), 18.

59. "Railway Structures...Canton, Mo.--Passenger station, $4,500...Brk., 16x46," Construction News (May 24, 1913), 28.

60. "Railway Structures. Bedford, Iowa--Depot, $12,000...Contemplated," Construction News (June 21, 1913), 30.

61. "Railway Structures....Englewood, S. D.--Fuel Oil Station," Construction News (November 13, 1913), 29.

62. "Railway Structures...Hamburg, Iowa--Depot. $15,000...2 stys., 20x76," Construction News (August 23, 1913), 25.

63. "Railway Structures. Tarkio, Mo.--Passenger Station, $6,000," Construction News (September 25, 1915), 17.

64. "Contracts Awarded...Freight House: 1 sty. 50x200," American Contractor (May 25, 1918), 40.

65. "Lincoln, Nebr.--Icing Plant (8,000 tons): 1 sty. 80x204," American Contractor (July 13, 1918), 35, 64.

66. "450 Miners' Cottages: $1,500 ea. Valier, Ill....Contemplated. Plans completed for 40 cottages to be started in fall," American Contractor (July 20, 1918), 54.

67. "Contracts Awarded....Tola, Ill.--Roundhouse (10 stalls)," American Contractor (August 10, 1918), 31, 37.

68. "25 Cottages: Ea. $1,500. Valier, Ill.," American Contractor (October 5, 1918), 47.

69. "2 Club Houses: 1 sty. 30x50 ea. Valier, Ill....Frame. Fdn. in," American Contractor (October 5, 1918), 47.

70. "125 Miners' Cottages: Ea. $1,500. Valier, Ill...Abt. 75 completed," American Contractor (November 2, 1918), 43.

71. "Chicago, Illinois. Inbound Freight Terminal: $1,000,000. (3 sty.& bas. 297x794. 2 sty. freight house to be wrecked...Owner taking bids on caissons. Abt. 56 more caissons to be built," American Contractor (March 8, 1919), 55.

72. "Station (passenger): $22,000. 1 sty. 25x80. Wyanete, Ill.," American Contractor (November 29, 1919), 35.

73. "Station (passenger & freight): $8,000. 1 sty. 24x100. Mound City, Mo. Archt. W. F. [sic] Krausch, care owner, Chicago, Burling. & Quincy R. R. Co..." and "Station: $8,000. 1 sty. 24x100. Albany, Mo. Archt. W. F. [sic] Krausch," American Contractor (January 3, 1920), 46.

74. "$25,000. Interior alteration. 226-228 W. Adams st.: owners Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. Co...Archt. W. F. [sic] Krausch," American Contractor (March 6, 1920), 62.

75. "Station (passenger): $25,000. 1 sty. 24x110. Kirksville, Mo. Archt. W. T. Krausch, care C. B. & Q. R. R.," American Contractor (September 4, 1920), 50. In October 2, 1920 edition (p. 47), CB&Q is again listed but owner is cited as "Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City R.R."

76. "Station (passenger): $8,500. 2 sty. 22x56. Afton, Ia. Archt. W. T. Krausch...Owner Chicago Great Western & C. B. & Q. R. R.," American Contractor (January 29, 1921), 49.

77. Two listings for "House (inbound freight)" and "House (outbound freight)," each $3,000,000, 6 stories, 300x700, American Contractor (September 24, 1921), 42. Also American Contractor (March 11, 1922), 50.

78. "House (pump): $10,000 1 sty. 14x20. Nr. DuQuoin, Valur [Valier?] Ill.," American Contractor (September 3, 1921), 56.

79. "House (freight): $20,000. Aurora, Ill....Nothing definite at this time; will mature spring , 1922. No plans have been started yet. Contemplated," American Contractor (December 17, 1921), 46.

80. "Round House & Coal Chute: $125,000. 1 sty. Centralia, Ill.," American Contractor (October 15, 1921), 49.

81. "Contracts Awarded....Afton Junction, Ia.--Station (passenger): $81,000. 2 sty. 22x55." American Contractor (September 10, 1921), 61.

82. "Bldg. (express): $100,000. 1 sty. 50x125....Aurora, Ill...Drawing plans" and "Power House: $100,000...Contemplated,", and "Station (passenger): $300,000...Drawing plans," American Contractor (February 11, 1922), 47. See also American Contractor (June 17, 1922), 45.

83. "Station (passenger): 2 sty. Centralia...Contemplated," American Contractor (January 28, 1922), 50.

84. "$100,000. 417-25 Polk st. Brk. freight house. Owner C. B. & Q. R. R. Co.," American Contractor (March 18, 1922), 50.

85. "Rock Island, Ill....Round House (locomotive)," American Contractor (May 6, 1922), 57.

86. "Moline, Ill."...Roundhouse: Ft. of 38th st., Moline...May mature this summer. Contemplated." American Contractor (June 3, 1922), 54.

87. "Round House (6 stalls): Council Bluffs, Ia.," American Contractor (July 29, 1922), 34.

88. "Contracts Awarded...Boiler House & Stack: 1 sty. & bas. 48x64. Alliance, Nebr...." American Contractor (September 30, 1922), 44.

89. "Cicero, Ill. House (freight): 1 sty. Nr. 26th & 56th av., Cicero...Contemplated," American Contractor (September 30, 1922), 45.

90. "Contracts Awarded....Ziegler, Ill.--House (freight): 1 sty. 20x60," American Contractor (September 30, 1922), 46.

91. "Waterworks and Artesian Wells. Galesburg, Ill.--Plans drawn for reservoir & dam in Galesburg, to cost $350,000 for Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR," American Contractor (October 14, 1922), 39.

92. "Contracts Awarded....Station (passenger & freight): 1 sty. 24x100. Clarence, Mo.," American Contractor (October 21, 1922), 38.

93. "Contracts Awarded....Eola, Ill.--Plant (reclamation): 1 sty. 50x125," American Contractor (October 21, 1922), 39.

94. "Fireproof Office Building Gutted by Severe Exposure Fire," Engineering News-Record (March 22, 1922), 495-498.

95. "Alphabetical List of Inventions," Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (1918), v.243:xviii.

96. "Alphabetical List of Patentees," Annual report of the Commissioner of Patents for 1914, 169. Accessed July 14, 2018 on-line at

97. "Beatrice Brevities," (Lincoln) Nebraska State Journal (July 1, 1904), 5.

98. "The Railroads--Chief Architect Krausch of the Burlington was in Lincoln Today--To Remodel the Depot," Lincoln (Nebraska) Daily Star (June 5, 1905), 8.

99. "New Shops Are Opened--Burlington's Big Plant at Denver is in Use," Lincoln (Nebraska) State Journal (December 5, 1923), 5.

100. "New Depot Plans Here This Week," (Davenport, Iowa) Daily Times (March 31,, 1924), 8; and "Railroad Men to Confer on Depot," (Davenport, Iowa) Daily Times (April 15, 1924), 11; and "Axel Carlson Co., Moline, Given Contract for Union Station; Begin Work Soon," Daily Times (June 11, 1925), 15.

101. "New Lincoln Station to be Built in 1927--Estimate Cost of New Structure Nearly Twice as Large as Present Building at $931,000--Subways Will Afford Access to Tracks From Waiting Room," Lincoln (Nebraska) Sunday Star (June 20, 1926), 1&2 (with "Drawing of New Lincoln Burlington Depot").

102. "Kansas City Man Span Builders Head," (Owensboro, Kentucky) Messenger-Inquirer (October 23, 1930), 2.

103. Bridgemen's Magazine (July 1922), v.22, no.7:325.

104. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 2014.

105. "Three New Machines for Track Work," Railway Maintenance Engineer (April 1918) v.14, no.4:129-130.

Page Citation

E. F. Zimmer & D. Murphy, “Walter Theodore Krausch (1867-1930), Architect & Engineer,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, July 16, 2018. Accessed, August 13, 2022.

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