Brinkman & Hagan, Architects

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Emporia, Kansas, 1926-1962


Henry William Brinkman, 1926-1949

John Stanley Hagan, 1926-1962

Joseph Jerome Brinkman, ca. 1950-1962

Brinkman & Hagan practiced in Emporia, Kansas, designing primarily churches in Kansas and nearby states. They designed two churches in Nebraska. Henry William Brinkman was born in Germany in 1881, and his family had moved to Kansas by 1908. He graduated from the school of architecture at Kansas State College.[1] After graduation, he worked as an architect both alone and in this firm with J. Stanley Hagan. Hagan had been working as a draftsman in Wichita, Kansas prior to 1926, and he continued in the firm after H.W. Brinkman's death in 1949. Sometime after his father's death, J. Jerome Brinkman replaced him as partner in the firm. The firm likely lasted until 1962, when Hagan no longer listed the firm in his entry in the city directory. [2]

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.

St. Mary's Cathedral, 1926-1928 (D. Murphy)

Educational & Professional Associations

Buildings & Projects

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1926-1928), Grand Island, Nebraska. (HL06-004)

St Joseph Catholic Church (1918-1919), northwest corner Cherry St. and Second St., Colon, Nebraska. (SD04-009)[a]


a. St Joseph Catholic Church in Nebraska was Brinkman alone.


1. "Church Architect Dies in Emporia" The Catholic Advance (Wichita, Kansas: December 23, 1949), 1. Accessed March 3, 2018 via

2. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Other Sources

For an extensive list of Brinkman's churches built outside of Nebraska, see Dolores J. Rush, “Henry William Brinkman”, The History Nut of Missouri (Missouri: May 15, 2012). Accessed March 27, 2018 via

For more extensive biography on Brinkman, see The Olpe Optimist, (Olpe, Kansas: July 4, 1907), 1. Accessed March 3, 2018 via

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Brinkman & Hagan, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 3, 2018. Accessed, September 29, 2022.

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