Clark & Enersen, Architects

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Lincoln, Nebraska, 1946-1962


Partners:

Kenneth B. Clark, Lincoln, Nebraska

Lawrence A. Enersen, Lincoln, Nebraska

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.

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First National Bank (left), 1961-1963 (D. Murphy)

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Lincoln, Nebraska, 1947-1962.

Lineage of the Firm

1946: Formation of the Partnership; February 1, 1946.[3]

1946-1962: Clark & Enersen, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1963-1970: Clark, Enersen, Olsson, Burroughs & Thomsen, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1971-1972: Clark, Enersen, Hamersky, Schlaebitz, Burroughs & Thomsen, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1973-1976: Clark, Enersen, Hamersky, Schlaebitz, Burroughs & Thomsen, Architects and Engineers, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1977-2016: The Clark Enersen Partners, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1993-2005: The Clark Enersen Partners, Architects, Kearney, Nebraska.

Other Associations

1945-1956, 1958-1963: employed William D. Schlaebitz, student architect (1945-1949), draftsman (1949-1953), and architect (1954-1956, 1958-1963).[3][6][7]

1957-1962: employed Albert Charles Hamersky, architect.

1976-1985: employed Charles G. Nelson, architect.

Buildings & Projects

Dated

Naval Training Center (1948), Lincoln, Nebraska.[12][b][e]

Master Plan (1950), Lincoln Air Force Base [12][e]

Merle Beattie School (1951), Lincoln, Nebraska.[6][b]

LDC Parking Garage (1952), Lincoln, Nebraska.[12][e]

High School (1954), Hebron, Nebraska, Architect Associated, M. I. Aitken, Nebraska.[12][e]

Hastings High School (1954), Hastings, Nebraska.[6][b]

Hebron Public School (1954), Hebron, Nebraska.[9][c]

Harvard Public School (1955), Harvard, Nebraska.[9][c]

Hastings Public School (1955), Hastings, Nebraska.[9][c]

Chadron State College Men’s Dormitory (1955), Chadron, Nebraska.[6][c]

Merle Beattie Elementary.School (1955), Lincoln, Nebraska.[12][e]

Lincoln Senior High School (1955), Hastings, Nebraska.[12][e]

Harvard School (1955), Harvard, Nebraska.[12][e]

Lincoln Clinic (1956-1958), Lincoln, Nebraska.[12][13][e]

Lincoln Clinic (1956), Lincoln, Nebraska.[9][c]

Capehart Housing (1957), Lincoln Air Force Base [13][e]

University of Nebraska Agriculture College Dorms, (1958), Lincoln, Nebraska [13][e]

Arnold School (1959), Lincoln, Nebraska.[10][c]

First Continental National Drive-in Bank (1959-1960), 344 S 13th, Lincoln, Nebraska.[10][15][b][c]

Student Center, Peru State Teachers College (1960), Peru, Nebraska.[10][c]

Scottsbluff High School (1960-1961), Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[8][13][b][e]

Student Center, Chadron State Teachers College (1961), Chadron, Nebraska.[10][c]

Master Plan College of Agriculture, University of Nebraska (1961), Lincoln, Nebraska.[10][c]

First National Bank Building (1961-1962), 1211 N St., Lincoln, Nebraska.[5][11][a][c]

First Congregational Church (1961), Norfolk, Nebraska.[6][b]

Air Terminal at the Lincoln Municipal Airport (1962-1963), Lincoln, Nebraska.[1][a]

Undated

Lincoln Center Building (n.d.), Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

County-City Building (n.d.), Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

State Office Building (n.d.), Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

Olin Hall of Science at Nebraska Wesleyan University (n.d.), Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

U. S. Post Office (n.d.), Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

Saint Elizabeth Community Health Center (n.d.), Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

Catholic Center (n.d.), near Waverly, Nebraska.[1]

Honors & Awards

1953: First Place in Concrete Masonry House Plan Competition[14]

1962: Honored by Nebraska Chapter, AIA for two buildings.[4]

Notes

a. Lead architects, and in association with Davis & Wilson.[5]

b. These were projects of William D. Schlaebitz’s.[3]

c. These were designed by Lawrence A. Enersen.[3]

d. Supervising architects for the project.[12]

e. These were designed by Kenneth B. Clark.[3]

References

1. Lincoln Sunday Journal & Star (October 19, 1978), 12A.

2. Tom Kaspar, comp. Inventory of architectural records in the archives of Davis Fenton Stange Darling, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska. 1996. Nebraska State Historical Society, RG3748, Box 16.

3. Dennis Scheer and Kent Munster, “The Clark Enersen Partners: Six Decades of Design,” Preservation Association of Lincoln, Brownbag Lecture Series, Museum of Nebraska History, April 8, 2003.

4. “Zierk [sic] Elected By Architects,” Lincoln Star (December 10, 1962), 11:5

5. City of Lincoln, Building Permit 82564, November 11, 1962. “Clark & Enersen / Davis & Wilson.”

6. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 620, accessed on April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

7. Gene Kelly, “Architect captured by new career in art,” Sunday Journal Star (June 18, 1989), 2C.

8. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 808, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

9. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 158, accessed March 3, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1956%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

10. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 196, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

11. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 254, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

12. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 96 and 97, accessed March 3, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1956%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

13. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 120, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

14. “Lincolnites Win Concrete Masonry House Plan Competition,” Lincoln Star (September 6, 1953), 5A.

15. “Design at the Clark Enersen Partners 1946-1986,” The Clark Enersen Partners (February 1986).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Clark & Enersen, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 3, 2011. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 15, 2022.


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