Wilber A. Jones (ca. 1888-1971), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska

Wilber A. Jones was born circa 1888 and graduated in 1909 from the University of Nebraska. He also worked variously as a civil engineer and an accountant. In 1817, Jones co-founded the Northrop Jones Company. In his civic life, Jones was a member of the Omaha Rotary Club and the Immanuel Baptist Church. He had a daughter and a son. Jones died in Pasadena, California on November 29, 1971 at the age of 83.[3]

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.

Educational & Professional Associations

1909: Bachelor's Degree, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[3]

____: civil engineer, Omaha Street & Railway Company.[3]

____: accountant, Cudahy Packing Company.[3]

1817: co-founder, Northrop Jones Company.[3]

Buildings & Projects

Westminster Presbyterian Church (1922), 3416 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2] (DO09:0204-072)


1. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 181.

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

3. “Jones,” Omaha World-Herald (December 5, 1971), 28:B2.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Wilber A. Jones (ca. 1888-1971), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 27, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 20, 2021.

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