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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4139.AM:  George Gorball, 1845-1928



Architectural drawings:  1878-1880, n.d.

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.; Chicago, Ill.:  Architect

Size:  2 oversize folders



BACKGROUND NOTE



George Gorball, son of James and Rhoda (Hewett) Gorball, was born in Michigan in 1845. He appears for the first time in the 1876-1877 Lincoln (Nebraska) City Directory where he is listed with John Bostater in the architectural firm of Bostater and Gorball. In the 1878-1879 and 1880-1881 city directories, Gorball appears as an architect in private practice. Apparently Gorball left Nebraska in 1881 or 1882, as he was not listed in either the 1881-1882 city directory or the 1882-1883 Nebraska Gazetteer. According to notes in the files of the NSHS Historic Preservation Department, Gorball relocated in Chicago to pursue his career. He died there in 1928.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two oversize folders of architectural drawings dating from 1878-1880 and undated. The drawings were produced by architect George Gorball during his tenure in Lincoln, Nebraska. Included are plans for a court house, school buildings, and residences. Gorball’s notations, which provide building title, date, architectural view, and whether or not the building was completed is provided in the description section of this inventory. Some of the buildings are unidentified and in a few cases dates of the plans are not available.



DESCRIPTION



OD082

Folder




  1. Residence of L. C. Burr, November, 1878

      Front Elevation

      First Floor Plan

      Second Floor Plan

      Side Elevation

    Lancaster County Court House, September 1880 (not built)

      Front Elevation

      Flank Elevation

      Ground Floor Plan

      Transverse Section

      Second Floor Plan

    Nebraska Conference Seminary, York, NE, May, 1880

      Front Elevation

      Flank Elevation

      Transverse Section

      Ground Floor Plan

      Second Floor Plan

    York Seminary – North Wing, July, 1880

      Front View

      Side View

      Floor Plan

    Church, 1880 (unidentified)

      East Front Elevation

      South Front Elevation

      Ground Floor Plan

      Third Floor Plan

      Basement Plan

    I. M. Raymond’s Residence, Lincoln, NE, June, 1879

      Foundation Plan

      First Floor Plan

      Second Floor Plan

      Side View

      Longitudinal Section

      Front Elevation

    School building (unidentified and undated)

      Front Elevation

      First Floor Plan

      Second Floor

      Side Elevation

    Small School building (unidentified and undated)

      Side Elevation and Stairway

      Side Elevation

      Floor Plan

    Residence for Mrs. Ray

      Preliminary Drawings: First Floor and Second Floor Plans

      Alternate Plan: First and Second Floor Plans; Side Elevation and Rear



OD083

Folder




  1. Court House Design, November, 1880

      Elevation of Court House

      Ground Floor Plan

    School House (unidentified and undated)

      Front, Rear, and Side Elevations with 2 Floor Plans

      2 Floor Plans and Auditorium Plan

    Design for Residence, August, 1880 (unidentified)

      Ground Floor Plan

      Second Floor Plan

    Church Plans (undated and unidentified)

      Front Elevation

      Flank Elevation

    Gallery Floor Plan

    Unidentified Buildings Plans – 6 sheets



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Architects — Nebraska

Architecture — Designs and plans

Burr, Lionel C., 1848-1925

Gorball, George, 1845-1928

Lancaster County (Neb.) — History

Lincoln (Neb.) — Architecture

Methodist Episcopal Church in Nebraska

Nebraska Conference Seminary (York, Neb.)

Raymond, Isaac M., 1844-1909

York (Neb.) — History

York County (Neb.) — History



 



AIP/ksa   01-1990

Encoded TMM   04-07-2010