William L. Adams, Jr. (1833- ), Engineer-Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1879-1891

Born in August, 1833, William Adams, Jr. advertised for a time as an architect and superintendent, but practiced principally as a civil engineer. He worked for 10 years in that capacity for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Nothing more is presently known of him or his career.

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

Omaha, Nebraska, 1879-1880, 1884

Educational & Professional Associations

1879-1880: architect, civil engineer, and superintendent, Omaha, Nebraska.

1880: bridge builder, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1881-1891: assistant engineer, Missouri Pacific Railway of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska.

Other Associations

1879-1880: employed J.H. Scott, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects


a. No 1910 census listing was found in Omaha for Adams.


1. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “William Adams,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through "HeritageQuestOnline.com".

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “William L. Adams, Jr. (1833- ), Engineer-Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, June 4, 2013. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 11, 2022.

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