Dean E. Arter & Associates, Architects
The Dean E. Arter & Associates architectural firm was organized in 1966, when Dean Edwin Arter purchased the interests of his former partner in the Arter & Speece firm. The firm provided services in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Colorado until 1998, three years following the death of its founder. Arter & Associates designed private residences, public and elderly housing, churches, schools, and public buildings.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Lincoln, Nebraska, 1967-1969, 1970-1992
Scottsbluff-Gering, Nebraska, 1967-1970
Lineage of the Firm
1956-1966: Arter & Speece, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1966-1998: Dean E. Arter & Associates, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1967-1970: employed Thomas Eugene Backtold, designer.
Buildings & Projects
Clay Center Housing for the Elderly (1964), Clay Center, Nebraska.[6:30-31]
High Rise Apartment Building (1968), Auburn, Nebraska.
Church (before 1970), SE corner 48th & A, Lincoln, Nebraska.[DM]
Missouri Valley Low-rent Housing (1971), Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Martin Luther Home Chapel & Retreat Center (1973), Beatrice, Nebraska.[6:38-39]
Delta Epsilon (n.d.), UNL campus, Lincoln 
a. A certified historic rehabilitation project.
b. The firm was listed with offices in Scottsbluff-Gering, Nebraska, 1967-1970.
1. “Downtown developer Arter dies,” Lincoln Star (January 27, 1995), 23.
2. “The Arter Group,” accessed July 9, 2013, http://www.artergroup.com/aboutus.htm
3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory third ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 29, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx
4. Thomas Lee Kaspar (1951-____), Architect, comp. Inventory of architectural records in the archives of Davis Fenton Stange Darling, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska. 1996. Nebraska State Historical Society, RG3748, Box 16.
5. Justin J. Van Mullem; ed. Edward F. Zimmer and Gregory R. Mathis. “Greek Row Historic District,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (Lincoln: Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department, April 18, 1997).
6. Steve Eveans, et. al., New Architecture in Nebraska, from the Nebraska Society of Architects & the American Institute of Architects (Omaha, Nebraska: 1977).
D. Murphy, “Dean E. Arter & Associates, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, May 8, 2018. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, December 7, 2022.
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