Nebraska Authors

Alfred Wilderman Woods

Born 1857-01-30 St. Clair County, IL (USA)

Died 1942-12-29
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Wyuka Cemetery

Woods was a prominent Lincoln architect in the years 1885-1933. The Nebraska State Historical Society has a thorough online biography in their Place Makers of Nebraska series, which lists his buildings and projects. Purported to be the Inventor of the Standard Foot Decimal Scale.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Quincy, IL

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Architecture; Carpentry Tools


Business College, Quincy, IL


Builder and Architect
Associate Editor

Places Worked

American Carpenter and Builder


Square Root Delineator in the Art of Framing. 1894.
Key to the Steel Square. 1902.
Steel Square and its Uses. 1907.
Practical Carpentry: Being a Complete Up To Date Explanation of Modern Carpentry. (with other authors) 1907.
Master Key to the Steel Square. 1933.

Contributor to Radford’s Cyclopedia of Construction, Carpentry, Building, and Architecture. 12 Vols. 1909.

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