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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1506.AM:  Gurdon Wallace Wattles, 1855-1932



Blueprints (on microfiche)

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska:  Banker

Size:  Four sheets of microfiche



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in New York in 1855, Gurdon Wallace Wattles moved with his family to Glidden, Iowa, in 1868.  He graduated from Iowa State University in 1876.  Wattles moved to Omaha, Nebraska, and became a successful banker and businessman.  He helped create the Omaha and Council Bluffs Streetcar Company and organized the Omaha Grain Exchange.  Wattles also served as president and chairman of the board of the U.S. National Bank of Omaha and as director of the Chicago Great Western Railroad.  He left Omaha and moved to Hollywood, California, in 1921.  Gurdon Wallace Wattles died in Hollywood, California, on January 31, 1932.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of four sheets of microfiche containing copies of blueprints for the home and barn of Gurdon Wallace Wattles at Omaha, Nebraska.  Noted architect Thomas Kimball designed the house.  It was built in 1895, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



INVENTORY



Blueprints (on microfiche) of Gurdon Wattles’ home and barn



 



Subject headings:



Architecture — Designs and plans

Douglas County (Nebraska) — Buildings

Kimball, Thomas R., 1862-1934

Omaha (Nebraska) — Buildings

Wattles, Gurdon Wallace, 1855-1932



 



Revised TMM      02-27-2020; 07-06-2020