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