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George Gorball, ca. 1845-1927


RG4139.AM:  George Gorball, ca. 1845-1927

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 around 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. Apparently, he died there in 1927.

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, ca. 1845-1927
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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