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Thomas Rogers Kimball


Thomas Rogers Kimball, American architect.


Kimball, Thomas Rogers was born on April 19, 1862 in Linwood, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas Lord and Mary Porter (Rogers) Kimball.


Student of University of Nebraska, 1877-1878, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1884-1887, Cowles Art School, Boston, 1883-1886. Studied drawing and painting under Ross Turner, Theodore Langerfeldt and Emil Carlson, of Boston, and Henri Harpignies and A. Vignal, Paris, France.


Began practice at Boston, 1889. Member Walker, Kimball & Best, Boston and Omaha, 1891, Walker & Kimball, 1891-1899. Practiced alone, 1899-1903, and as Walker & Kimball for St. Louis Exposition, 1903-1904, then alone, 1904-1927.

Member Kimball, Steele & Sandham, Walker & Kimball, architects C.,B.&Q. Station, Omaha, and architeets-in-chief Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, 1897-1898, also members Architectural Board Louisiana Purchase Exposition and architects of its Electric Building. Architect, alone, for Battle Mountain Sanatorium, Hot Springs, South Dakota, for United States Treasury Department. St. Cecelia’s Cathedral, and Hotel Fontenelle, Omaha.

Professional adviser Nebraska Capitol Commission, Kansas City Liberty Memorial and Indiana War Memorial bds.


Member executive council Fontenelle Forest Association. Member communications of Fine Arts (United States), 1909. President Thomas L. Kimball Company, Sheridan Land Company.

Member Omaha Chamber Commerce, Omaha Civic League (president). Fellow American Institute Architects (president 1918-1920). Member Illinois State Society of Architects.

With Henry D. Bates, at Boston, 1888, founded public Technology Architectural Review.


Married Annie L. McPhail, September 25, 1889.

Thomas Lord Kimball

Mary Porter (Rogers) Kimball

Annie L. McPhail