Bert B. Hene (1890-1949), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1911-1949


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Bert Hene, ca. 1938
Bert B. Hene was born on June 18, 1890.[5] In college, he studied engineering and architecture.[5] He worked as a superintendent for various companies around Nebraska and, for a short stint, in Maryland.[5] Very little is known about his personal life. Hene died in 1949.[5]


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Terrace Court Apartments, 1920 (Lynn Meyer)


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

Omaha, Nebraska, 1938, 1941-1947

Educational & Professional Associations

1897-1905: Central School Grade School, Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1905-1909: Central High School, Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1909-1910: student of engineering and architecture, Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.[5]

1910-1911: student of engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[5]

1911-1913: assistant engineer, City of Omaha Engineering Department, Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1913-1914: Architectural Design, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.[5]

1913-1915: draftsman and superintendent of construction, Joseph and Joseph Architects and Engineers, Louisville, Kentucky.[5]

1916-1917: superintendent of construction, George B. Prinz , Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1918 (9 months): architect and construction superintendent, Drake Realty Construction, Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1918 (3 months): superintendent of construction, U.S. Navy, Indian Head, Maryland.[5]

1919-1920: architect and construction superintendent, Drake Realty Construction, Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1921-1937: practice of architecture.[5]

1929-1931: Unlisted, Omaha, Nebraska.

1934: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1935-1946: building contractor, Omaha, Nebraska.

1938: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, March 15, 1938, A-53.[5]

1948: secretary, Great Western Construction Company, Omaha, Nebraska.

1949: office secretary, Omaha, Nebraska

Buildings & Projects

Standard Distilling Company Building (1907, 1912), 1114 S 4th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[a] (DO09:0065-073)

Drake Realty Apartment Building (aka Ainsworth Apartments) (1919), 2230 Jones, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:139][4] (DO09:0122-046)

Automobile Facility (1920), 2752 Farnam St., Omaha, Nebraska.[1:122][4] (DO09:0209-007)

Terrace Court Apartments (1920), 846 Park Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:157][3][4] (DO09:0205-018) National Register narrative

Duplex (1923), 4903 Capitol Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0433-019)

Duplex (1923), 109 N 42nd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0321-047)

House (1924), 5316 Izard St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-196)

House (1924), 5317 Izard St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-204)

House (1926), 5335 Izard St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-201)

House (1926), 730 N 57th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-028)

House (1926), 2605 N 52nd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0445-006)

House (1926), 5316 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-172)

House (1926), 5416 Izard St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-200)

House (1927), 2008 N 53rd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0444-126)

House (1927), 680 N 56th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-019)

House (1927), 664 N 56th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-015)

House (1927), 668 N 55th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-005)

House (1927), 725 N 56th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-004)

Building (1927), 2506 N. 55th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4]

David Levine house (1928), Omaha, Nebraska.[6]

House (1928), 5303 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-192)

House (1928), 663 N 57th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-043)

House (1928), 714 N 56th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-011)

House (1928), 680 N 55th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-006)

House (1928), 708 Happy Hollow Blvd., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-021)

House (1928), 5502 Webster St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-020)

House (1929), 651 N 57th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-048)

House (1929), 5404 Cuming St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-210)

House (1929), 727 N 57th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-015)

House (1929), 2031 N 55th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0444-053)

House (1929), 2044 N 55th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0444-039)

Harkness and Louise C. Kountze House (1931), 616 Fairacres Road, Omaha, Nebraska.[7] (DO09:0547-003)

House (1931), 1124 N Happy Hollow Blvd., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-168)

House (1931), 711 N 57th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-019)

House (1932), 654 N 57th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-030)

House (1932), 720 N 57th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-045)

House (1933), 714 N 57th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-024)

House (1933) 723 N 57th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-017)

House (1933), 5421 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-181)

House (1933), 751 N 57th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-030)

House (1933), 670 N 57th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-055)

House (1935), 672 N 57th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-056)

House (1935), 702 N 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-076)

Duplex (1936), 639 N. 41st St./4017 Page St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0323-036)

House (1936), 651 N 57th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-029)

House (1937), 680 N 57th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-035)

House (1939), 651 N 56th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0436-036)

House (1940), 1121 N 56th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0438-152)

House (1941), 655 Fairacres Rd., Omaha, Nebraska.[9]

Slosburg Realty Company house (1949), 410 Fairacres Road, Omaha, Nebraska.[8] (DO09:0545-046)

Notes

a. In association with Concrete Engineering Company. (DO09:0065-073)

References

1. Birth and death years from RG081.

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

3. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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

5. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, December 29, 1937. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.

6. Omaha World Herald (October 7, 1928): 11E.

7. Architect’s signature left on structural members of the house. [Research contributed by Restoration Exchange Omaha, courtesy of Matt Pelz, Fairacres Historic District National Register nomination, June 14, 2017.]

8. Classified advertisements; Omaha World-Herald (September 11, 1949, and May 18, 1950). [Research contributed by Restoration Exchange Omaha, courtesy of Matt Pelz, Fairacres Historic District National Register nomination, June 14, 2017.]

9. "Some Homes Built for Omaha people During the Last Year" Omaha World-Herald (April 13, 1941), F-1.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Bert B. Hene (1890-1949), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 30, 2020. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, March 28, 2020.


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