Charles Dunwoody Strong (1895-1974), Architect

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Denver, Colorado, 1929-1950

Charles Dunwoody Strong was born in Columbus, Ohio, on May 9, 1895. He studied architecture at the Georgia School of Technology, and graduated in 1917. After serving as a second lieutenant in the army in World War I, he worked for the Georgia State Highway Dept. for two years. For his wife's health, they moved to Denver in 1922.[3] Charles Strong initially worked as a draftsman for architect John J. Huddart, then for the firm of Harry W. J. Edbrooke from 1923-26. In 1927, Strong began his own architectural practice.[3] In 1938, he married Margaret Mower Baldwin in Cheyenne, and they raised a son and a daughter in Denver.[3] In 1939, Strong won election to the Colorado House of Representatives. In 1946, he built the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and designed a large number of various types of buildings throughout his career. Charles Strong died on December 2, 1974. [1][2][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.

Educational & Professional Associations

1917: Architecture graduate, Georgia School of Technology.[3]

ca 1920: draftsman, John J. Huddart, Architect.[3]

1923-1926: draftsman, Harry W. J. Edbrooke, Architect.[3]

1927: Charles D. Strong, Architect, Denver, Colorado.[3]

1939: senator, Colorado House of Representatives, Denver, Colorado.[3]

ca. 1940-ca. 1960s: Charles D. Strong, Architect, Denver, Colorado.[3]

ca. 1960s-1974: Charles D. Strong, Architectural Consulting, Denver, Colorado.[3]

Buildings & Projects

Midwest Theater (1946), Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[1][3]

Fox Theater (1951), Sidney, Nebraska.[3]



1. Jeff Barnes, 150@150: Nebraska's Landmark Buildings at the State's Sesquicentennial (Architectural Foundation of Nebraska, 2017).

2. Joan Palmer & Ilene Bergsmann, Architects of Colorado: Database of State Business Directory Listings, 1875-1950 (Colorado Historical Society, October 2006), 37.

3. Colorado Architects Biographical Sketch: Charles Dunwoody Strong (Colorado Historical Society, August 2006), 1-5.

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Page Citation

Lydia Allen & David Murphy, “Charles Dunwoody Strong (1895-1974), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 6, 2018. Accessed, August 13, 2022.

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