Arthur August Hehnke (1895-1980), Architect
DBA: Hehnke Architects, Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Arthur August Hehnke was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on April 3, 1895. He attended the Armour Institute of Technology to study architecture and, later, the Art Institute of Chicago, in Illinois, from 1917-1918. In 1918, Hehnke served in World War I as an Infantry Private. After serving and earning his degree, Hehnke worked for his father's firm, O.J. Hehnke, from 1937-1941, whereupon Hehnke began working for Townsand, Quinlan, Battey, and Childs from 1941 until 1942. Hehnke briefly worked for DeLeuw, Cather & Co. before transferring to Wm. S. Lozier, where he worked until 1945. Hehnke started his own firm called Hehnke Architects, in 1945, where he worked until his death on August 29, 1980.
Hehnke was a member and past president of the American Institute of Architects, the Robert W. Furness Lodge No. 265 A.F. & A.M., the Scottsbluff Lions Club, the Panhandle Shrine Cllub, Elks Lodge No. 1367 at Scottsbluff, and the United Commercial Travelers. He was married and had one son.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Scottsbluff-Gering, Nebraska, 1947-1976
Educational & Professional Associations
1917-1918: student, Amour Institute of Technology, and Art Institute of Chicago.
1918: Infantry private, WWI.
1941-1942: with Townsand Quinlan, and Battey & Chllds.
1942: with DeLeuw Cather & Company.
1942-1945: with William S. Lozier.
1946: licensed to practice architecture in Nebraska.
1946: private practice in Gering, Nebraska.
1947-1980: principal, Hehnke Architects, Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
National Guard Armory (1953), Scottsbluff and Gering, Nebraska.
Airport Administration Building (1955), Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Airport Administration Building (1959), Alliance, Nebraska.
Post Office (1959), Mitchell, Nebraska.
Post Office (1960), Gering, Nebraska.
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3. “Arthur Hehnke, Sr.,” Scottsbluff Star Herald (August 31, 1980), 11:1.
D. Murphy, “Arthur August Hehnke (1895-1980), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 15, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 15, 2021.
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