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Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA – Unsung Hero of the Nebraska Capitol


1934 Portrait of Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA

1934 Portrait of Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA

In 1920 an architectural competition was held in Nebraska to commission an architect to design and oversee construction of a new State Capitol. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue of NYC was ultimately selected from a very distinguished field of competitors, including McKim Mead & White, Paul Phillippe Cret, John Russell Pope and others whose works line the National Mall in Washington DC. This incredible field of local and nationally known architects were in the competition because of the very skillful, “behind the scenes,” guidance of one of Nebraska’s first nationally prominent architects, Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA of Omaha.

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