George Gorball [RG4139.AM]

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

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