Arthur August Hehnke (1895-1980), Architect

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Scottsbluff-Gering, Nebraska, 1937-1980

DBA: Hehnke Architects, Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Arthur August Hehnke was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on April 3, 1895.[3] He attended the Armour Institute of Technology to study architecture and, later, the Art Institute of Chicago, in Illinois, from 1917-1918.[3] In 1918, Hehnke served in World War I as an Infantry Private.[2] 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.[3] Hehnke briefly worked for DeLeuw, Cather & Co. before transferring to Wm. S. Lozier, where he worked until 1945.[3] Hehnke started his own firm called Hehnke Architects, in 1945, where he worked until his death on August 29, 1980.[3]

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.[3] He was married and had one son.[3]

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

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Scottsbluff-Gering, Nebraska, 1947-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1917-1918: student, Amour Institute of Technology, and Art Institute of Chicago.[2]

1918: Infantry private, WWI.[2]

1937-1941: with Otto John Hehnke, Scottsbluff-Gering, Nebraska.[2]

1941-1942: with Townsand Quinlan, and Battey & Chllds.[2]

1942: with DeLeuw Cather & Company.[2]

1942-1945: with William S. Lozier.[2]

1946: licensed to practice architecture in Nebraska.[3]

1946: private practice in Gering, Nebraska.[3]

1947-1980: principal, Hehnke Architects, Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[2][3]

Buildings & Projects

National Guard Armory (1953), Scottsbluff and Gering, Nebraska.[2]

Airport Administration Building (1955), Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[2]

Airport Administration Building (1959), Alliance, Nebraska.[2]

Post Office (1959), Mitchell, Nebraska.[2]

Post Office (1960), Gering, Nebraska.[2]



1. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed May 11, 2010,

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 301, accessed April 4, 2010,

3. “Arthur Hehnke, Sr.,” Scottsbluff Star Herald (August 31, 1980), 11:1.

Page Citation

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. Accessed, September 30, 2022.

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