B. W. Benson (1877-1926), Architect

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Central City, Nebraska, 1910-1920

Born in 1877 in Pennsylvania, B. W. Benson was a home builder in Central City, Nebraska, and was later a civil engineer working for Merrick County.[1][2] He advertised in the local 1915 directory as an architect. In 1922 he was also a deputy state surveyor for the Nebraska State Commissioner of Public Lands.[3] He died in 1926.[4]

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.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Central City, Nebraska, 1915

Educational & Professional Associations

1910: home builder, Central City, Nebraska.[1]

1915: architect, Central City, Nebraska.

1920: civil engineer, Central City, Nebraska.[2]

1921-1922: Deputy State Surveyor, Department of Surveying, State Commissioner of Public Lands, Central City, Nebraska.[3]

Buildings & Projects



1. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “B. W. Benson,” Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

2. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “William B. Benson,” Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

3. Dan Swanson, "Twenty-Third Annual Report of the Commissioner of Public Lands and Building", July 1, 1922, (Lincoln: Beacon Press, 1922), 5.

4. Ancestry.com. "U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current" [database on-line]. (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “B. W. Benson (1877-1926), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, July 29, 2013. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 13, 2022.

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