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J. L. Nichols, Architect

From Bloomingpedia
Myers Residence, from Souvenir of Bloomington, Indiana, published by the Commercial Club, 1912

J. L. Nichols, Architect was the business name that John Nichols used when not in partnership with others. He used this name from 1895 to 1905, from 1911 to 1912 and from 1916 until 1929. The following projects can be attributed to him:

  • Baker Residence, 803 N. College, 1897 (no longer standing)
  • Booth Cottage, 419 E. Sixth St., 1896 (no longer standing)
  • Buskirk-Hill Building (Vance Music), 114 W. Sixth St., 1898
  • Cassell Residence, 502 East Kirkwood Avenue, 1897 (no longer standing)
  • Cravens Residence, 422 N. Washington, 1898 (destroyed by fire)
  • Goodbody Residence, 822 E. Atwater, 1896 (no longer standing)
  • Fogg Residence, 304 S. Rogers St., 1897
  • Harrison T. Swindler Cottages, 122 and 120 E. Third St., 1897 (no longer standing)
  • Henley House, 322 W. Second Street, 1895
  • Henry Residence, 521 E. Kirkwood Ave., 1898 (no longer standing)
  • Hershey Residence, 706 N. College, 1897 (no longer standing)
  • Ritter Residence, 527 East Kirkwood Avenue, 1898 (no longer standing)
  • Showers Residence, 502 N. Walnut Street, 1897 (no longer standing)
  • Keller Residence, 324 S. Rogers Street, 1898
  • Booth Cottages, 505-507 E. Kirkwood, 1899 (no longer standing)
  • Gentry Residence, 1204 E. Third St., 1899 (destroyed by fire)
  • Fee Residence, north east corner 10th Street and Fee Lane, 1899 (no longer standing)
  • Wylie Hall (rebuild after a fire, with Louis H. Gibson), Indiana University Campus, 1900
  • Kirkwood Observatory, IU campus, 1900
  • Nichols House and Studio, 820½ N. College Avenue, 1900
  • Jefferson residence (Kirkwood Manor) 322 E. Kirkwood Avenue 1900
  • Beta Theta Pi, 708 East Third Street, 1900 (no longer standing)
  • Delta Gamma, Forest Place, circa 1900 (no longer standing)
  • 510 East Kirkwood, circa 1898 (no longer standing)
  • Miers Residence, 624 E. Third Street, circa 1900
  • Hicks Residence, 625 N. Walnut Street, circa 1900
  • Shoemaker Residence, 418 N. Washington Street, circa 1900
  • Blackwood Residence, 440 E. Second Street, circa 1900
  • Dutton Residence, 1115 North College Avenue, circa 1900
  • Smith Cottage, 802 E. Third St., circa 1900 (demolished)
  • Dr. Harris Residence and Office, 213 S. College, circa 1900 (no longer standing)
  • Bradfute Residence, 526 E. Kirkwood Avenue, circa 1900 (no longer standing)
  • Corr Residence, 222 E. Kirkwood Avenue, circa 1900 (no longer standing)
  • Boisen Residence, 401 E. Second Street, 1901
  • Vos House, 114 S. Grant Street, 1903
  • Strain Residence, 527 N. Washington Street, 1903
  • Indiana University power plant, IU campus, 1904, (no longer standing)
  • Boisen Residence, 327 E. Second Street, 1904
  • Rogers Residence, 346 S. Rogers Street, 1904
  • Vermilya House, 317 N. Indiana, 1904
  • Cassell Residence, 111 S. Dunn St., 1904 (no longer standing)
  • Tourner Hotel, northeast corner of 4th Street and College Ave., 1904 (demolished)
  • Myers Residence, 321 N. Washington St., 1904
  • Showers Duplex, 322-324 N. College Ave, 1905
  • Graham Residence, 308 E. Seventh Street, 1905
  • Delta Tau Delta/St. Margaret’s Hall, 408 E. Kirkwood Ave., 1905 (no longer standing)
  • Sigma Chi fraternity, 601 E. Seventh Street, 1906 (greatly altered, multiple additions)
  • Sare Bungalow, 705 E. Seventh St., 1911
  • Rogers-Mefford Flats, 108 E. Sixth Street, 1911
  • Simmons Bungalow, 502 S. Washington St., 1912
  • Sears Residence, 505 N. Walnut St., 1912
  • Strain Bungalow, 508 E. Eighth St., 1912
  • Von Behren Residence, 612 S. Fess Avenue, circa 1912
  • World-Courier Building, 113 W. Fourth St, 1912 (altered)
  • Hensley House, 339 S. Walnut, 1913 (no longer standing)
  • Fairview Methodist Church, 8th and Fairview, 1913 (destroyed by fire)
  • Bert Hoadley residence, 701 N. Walnut Street, 1914 (demolished)
  • Leffler Bungalow, 611 E. Second St., 1915
  • Bowman Bungalow, 712 E. Eighth St., 1916
  • Johnson residence, 522 E. Third Street, 1916
  • Showers Brothers administration building, 601 N. Morton Street, 1916
  • Ward Johnson House, 707 E. Eighth Street, 1922
  • Bethel AME Church, 203 N. Rogers Street, 1922
  • Smallwood Residence, 714 East Eighth Street, 1922 (no longer standing)
  • Wingert Residence, 815 E. Eighth Street, 1923
  • Thomas Sare Residence, 719 E. Seventh St., 1924
  • Kadison building (new façade), 113 N. College Avenue, 1924 (altered)
  • Bowman Duplexes, 718-720 E. Eighth, 1924
  • Campbell Bungalow, southwest corner of 6th & Grant Sts., 1924 (demolished)
  • William Murphy residence, 532 S. Ballentine Road, 1925
  • 517 N. Fess Street, circa 1925
  • 515 N. Park Street, circa 1925
  • Wier Marshall Residence, 314 N. Lincoln Street, 1927
  • Von Lee Theater, 517 E. Kirkwood Avenue in 1928

The Batman House, 403 W. Fifth Street (1895) has also been attributed to J. L. Nichols, but there are no primary sources to support such an attribution and Nichols had not yet returned from his years in the western states when the house was designed and built.