William H. Nicklas

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William H. Nicklas
Born 1866
New Philadelphia, Ohio
Died 1960
Nationality American
Occupation Architect

William H. Nicklas (1866–1960) was an Ohio architect who was best known for his church designs in partnership with Sidney Badgley.

Nicklas was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio and graduated from Ohio Northern University. He first began his career in education and was working as an architect by 1894 in New Philadelphia. He moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1897 and worked in Sidney Rose Badgley's office as a draftsman. Nicklas became a partner in 1904 in the firm which became known as Badgley and Nicklas until it was dissolved in 1913. Nicklas continued the firm for several years after the death of Badgley in 1917.

The largest portion of the firm's work was in the Cleveland area but also designed buildings throughout the Midwestern United States. Many of these buildings are today listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Incomplete list of extant Nicklas designs:

Selected works[edit]

Building Year Completed Builder Style Source Location Image
Deering Memorial United Methodist Church, gift of William Deering 1910–1911 Sidney Badgley & William H. Nicklas Gothic Revival South Paris, Maine Deering Memorial Church, South Paris, ME.jpg
Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church,[1] 1904–06 Sidney Badgley & William H. Nicklas Gothic Revival Richmond, Indiana Church and house in the Starr HD.jpg
Calvary Baptist Church 1907 Sidney Badgley & William H. Nicklas Gothic Revival Providence, Rhode Island
Highland Park Presbyterian Church (Michigan) 1910–11 Sidney Badgley & William H. Nicklas Gothic Revival Detroit, Michigan Highland Park Presbyterian Church.jpg
Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church 1911 Sidney Badgley & William H. Nicklas Gothic Revival Detroit, Michigan Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church - Detroit Michigan.jpg

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