Arter & Speece, Architects
William Speece, Engineer
The partnership of Arter & Speece was formed in 1956, and lasted until Dean Edwin Arter purchased the interest of William Speece in 1966. At that time, Arter formed a new firm, Dean E. Arter & Associates, and managed it until his death in 1995. Speece continued his engineering practice, alone and in partnership. For a time, he taught structures full-time at the University of Nebraska School of Architecture.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Lincoln, Nebraska, 1956, 1958-1964
Buildings & Projects
Hampton Elementary School (1957-1958), Hampton, Nebraska.
St. Andrews Lutheran Church (1958), West Avon Lane, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Medical Village Office Building (1959), northwest corner 48th & A, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church (1959), Lyons, Nebraska.
Fillmore County Hospital (1959), Geneva, Nebraska.
Piedmont Seventh Day Adventist Church (1960), 4801 A St., Lincoln, Nebraska.
Gymnasium Addition (1961), Public School, Walthill, Nebraska.
Methodist Chapel & Student Center - Cornerstone Student Chapel (1962), University of Nebraska City Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Elementary School (1964), Valentine, Nebraska.
Gering Senior High School (1965), Gering, Nebraska.
1. “The Arter Group,” Online. Accessed July 9, 2013. http://www.artergroup.com/aboutus.htm
2. American Institute of Architects, comp. American Architects Directory second ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 21, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx
3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory third ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 29 http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx
4. “G. Richard ‘Dick’ Dunn: Architect, Community Leader, Educator,” Interview by Keith Blackledge, TS (September 22, 1996); North Platte Public Library Collection.
5. City of Lincoln Building Permit #77712.
D. Murphy, “Arter & Speece, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, August 31, 2017. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 2, 2022.
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