Delford Ulysses Boyer (1917-2005), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1953-1976

Delford Ulysses Boyer was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 29, 1917.[1] He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941-1942, then served in the United States Air Force from 1944-1945 before embarking on an architectural career.[2] Boyer earned his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska in 1949.[3] He then worked as a designer for the firm of James E. Loftus from 1950-1955.

In 1955, Boyer opened his own practice, Delford U. Boyer, in Omaha, which became Boyer, Biskup & Widstrom from 1957-1963. Boyer continued to practice architecture in his growing firm in Omaha, retiring in 1976. He died July 26, 2005.[4]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the Format and contents of Nebraska architect entries page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Omaha, Nebraska, 1953-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1941-1942: Royal Canadian Air Force.[2]

1944-1945: United States Air Force.[2]

1949: Bachelor's Degree, Architecture, University of Nebraska.[1]

1950-1955: designer, James E. Loftus, Architect.[1]

1953: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-286; December 20, 1953.[5]

1955-1956: Delford U. Boyer, architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1956: architect and partner, Boyer & Biskup Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1957-1963: architect and partner, Boyer, Biskup & Windstrom, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][3]

1973-1976: architect and partner, Boyer, Biskup, Bonge & Associates, Omaha and Norfolk, Nebraska.[a]

1975: architect and partner, Boyer, Biskup, Bonge, Noll & Scott, Associates, Norfolk, Nebraska.

1984: License expired December 31, 1984.[5]

Foreign travel

Mexico, Canada, India, China, and Australia.[1]

Buildings & Projects

Principle Works:

Trinity Church (1954), Ralston, Nebraska.[1]

Gym (1956), Stamford, Nebraska.[1]

KETV Television Station (1957), Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

Brownell Hall School for Girls (1958), Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

Olive Crest E.U.B. Church (1959), Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

First Presbyterian Church (1959), Broken Bow, Nebraska.[2]

Messiah Lutheran Church (1960), Ralston, Nebraska.[2]

Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital (1960), Central City, Nebraska.[2]

Ralston Public Library (1964), Ralston, Nebraska.[3]

Commercial Extension School of Commerce (1965), Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Trinity Lutheran Church (1966), DeWitt, Nebraska.[3]

Omaha Housing Authority, 580 units of elderly housing (1966), Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Nuckolls County Hospital (1967), Superior, Nebraska.[3]


a. Last directory listing in Omaha, Nebraska, 1976.


1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 57, accessed March 3, 2010,

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 71-72, accessed April 4, 2010,

3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 93, accessed April 4, 2010,

4. Social Security Death Index online;

5. “Professional license results for Delford U. Boyer,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed October 8, 2013,

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Delford Ulysses Boyer (1917-2005), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, September 9, 2014. Accessed, August 13, 2022.

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