David John Meyer (1947-1984), Architect
David John Meyer was born on February 9, 1947 in Syracuse, Nebraska to Lorenz and Dorothy Meyer.  He graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in 1964, and from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Architecture in 1969. In 1976, he co-founded the firm Geller Design, Inc. with David Littrell, Architect. He was also the community adviser for the Lincoln Haymarket Development Committee.  David Meyer died on April 21, 1984. 
Educational & Professional Associations
1964: Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1969: University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Architecture, Lincoln, Nebraska.
ca. 1980s: community advisor, Lincoln Haymarket Development Committee, Lincoln, Nebraska. 
Buildings & Projects
a. Meyer acquired the property at 1717 Otoe in Lincoln in 1981. The prior improvement consisted of a very small house and a garage, both at the rear of the property, built in 1925-26. Both were issued permits as garages, but the application for the larger (18'x20') of the structures listed "living quarters" as the building's purpose. Presumably the original intention was to add a larger house to the north, but that was not accomplished until Meyer's acquisition and construction of 700 sq. ft. of additional living space in 1981.
1. “Rites Tuesday for Architect David Meyer" Sunday Journal-Star (April 22, 1984), 17.
2. “David John Meyer” FindAGrave.com Accessed September 11, 2018 via https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60056262/david-john-meyer
3. City of Lincoln Building Permits #13649 (issued April 9, 1925, estimated cost: $500); #15950 (issued October 20, 1926, estimated cost: $75); #132182 (issued April 13, 1981, estimated cost: $11,000, architect: Geller Design).
D. Murphy, “David John Meyer (1947-1984), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, October 7, 2018. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, December 3, 2022.
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