C. Howard Crane (ca. 1885-1952), Architect

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Detroit, Michigan; and London, England

C. Howard Crane was an architect who designed over two hundred theaters in England.[2] He was born circa 1885, and started his architectural career in Detroit before moving to London, England.[2] Crane died in London on August 14, 1952.[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.

World Theatre, 1921-1922 (Lynn Meyer)

Nebraska Buildings & Projects

World Theatre (1921-1922), 1506 Douglas, Omaha, Nebraska.[1][3][4][a] (DO09:0123-036)


a. Harry Lawrie was the local superintendent.[1][3][4]


1. Omaha Bee (April 23, 1922), 3M.

2. “Obituary,” Architectural Record 112 (October, 1952), 392.

3. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: City of Omaha, and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 116.

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

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “C. Howard Crane (ca. 1885-1952), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, November 18, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 11, 2022.

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