|Death: ||Jan. 23, 1960|
William H. Nicklas was an Ohio architect who was best known for his church designs in partnership with Sidney Badgley.
Mr. Nicklas was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio in 1866 and graduated from Ohio Northern University. He began his career in education, teaching math and science at New Philadelphia High School where he served as principal for several years. He was working as an architect by 1894 and moved to Cleveland, OH in 1897, working as a draftsman in Badgley's office. They became partners in 1904 until the company dissolved in 1913. Nicklas continued the firm for several years after Badgley's 1917 death. He formed his own company with partner Jess Rodnick before WWI and retired in 1947
The largest portion of the firm's work is in Cleveland, but they also designed buidlings throughout the United States. Many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
He was a founder of the local chapter and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He was also a fellow of the British Royal Society.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Clark Nicklas in 1956, and a son Robert Clark. He was survived by daughter Gertrude Nicklas. Millard Son and Raper funeral home handled the burial on January 23, 1960 and a service was held at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights on January 26, 1960.
Information provided by Catherine Westergaard (#47339001)
Lake View Cemetery
Plot: Section 18 Lot 70-0
Created by: Mamaquilts
Record added: Aug 19, 2011
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