A. Borchman & Sons, Contractors

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1890-recent


Albert Otto Borchman (1863-1920)

Alfred Samuel Moritz Borchman

John Herman Paul Borchman (1895-1972)

This was the predecessor company of A. Borchman Sons Company, Contractors, which also practiced in Omaha, Nebraska.

Albert Otto Borchman (originally Borchmann) was born February 2, 1863 in Kopahn, Germany to Herman Borchmann and Louise Barske. He came to the United States about 1880, and married Wilhelmina Joanna Her in Omaha in 1889. They had sons Alfred Samuel Moritz and John Herman Paul (and infant Albert), and daughters Lydia Catherine and Renaetta Hulda Wilhelmina. Albert Borchman founded the Borchman Construction Company in Omaha in 1890. He died in the same city on April 10, 1920.[5]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the Format and contents of Nebraska architect entries page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Educational & Professional Associations

1890: founded construction company, Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1918: Albert Borchman elected a director of the Omaha Builders’ Exchange.[3]

1920: company reorganized as A. Borchman & Sons, Omaha, Nebraska.[6]

1959: company incorporated as A. Borchman Sons Company.[4]

Buildings & Projects

A. Borchman & Sons Company

Fred Glaser house (1925), 3274 Frances, Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2] (DO09:0200-029)

A. Borchman Sons Company

Central Park Mall (1982), Douglas to Farnam, 14th to 10th, Omaha, Nebraska.[6]


1. Landmarks, Inc., "An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings" (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 126.

2. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.

3. "American Contractor" 39:4 (January 26, 1918), 20, accessed through Google Books on August 30, 2013, http://books.google.com/books?id=UCJYAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA3-PA20&lpg=RA3-PA20&dq=%22A.+Borchman+%22+architect&source=bl&ots=-Q_04rFAnB&sig=MB_JQ8vXDKMwMJIfDTALE-GYwvE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=i_IgUpPxDrCWyAGW-4Ew&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22A.%20Borchman%20%22%20architect&f=false

4. “A. Borchman Sons Co.” Bizapedia.com, accessed August 30, 2013, http://www.bizapedia.com/ia/A-BORCHMAN-SONS-CO.html

5. Cheryl Drummond, “Albert Otto Borchman,” Find A Grave website, March 28, 2012, accessed August 30, 2013, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87498532

6. Cheryl Drummond, “Jon Herman Paul ‘Paul’ Borchman,” Find A Grave website, April 2, 2012, accessed August 30, 2013, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87909376

7. Liz Rea, History at a Glance (Omaha: Douglas County Historical Society, 2007), 127, accessed August 30, 2013, http://www.omahahistory.org/history%20at%20a%20glance%209-2007.pdf

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “A. Borchman & Sons, Contractors,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, August 30, 2013. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 13, 2022.

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