Delford Ulysses Boyer (1917-2005), Architect
Delford Ulysses Boyer was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 29, 1917. 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. Boyer earned his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska in 1949. 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.
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.
1944-1945: United States Air Force.
1949: Bachelor's Degree, Architecture, University of Nebraska.
1953: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-286; December 20, 1953.
1955-1956: Delford U. Boyer, architect, Omaha, Nebraska.
1975: architect and partner, Boyer, Biskup, Bonge, Noll & Scott, Associates, Norfolk, Nebraska.
1984: License expired December 31, 1984.
Mexico, Canada, India, China, and Australia.
Buildings & Projects
Trinity Church (1954), Ralston, Nebraska.
Gym (1956), Stamford, Nebraska.
KETV Television Station (1957), Omaha, Nebraska.
Brownell Hall School for Girls (1958), Omaha, Nebraska.
Olive Crest E.U.B. Church (1959), Omaha, Nebraska.
First Presbyterian Church (1959), Broken Bow, Nebraska.
Messiah Lutheran Church (1960), Ralston, Nebraska.
Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital (1960), Central City, Nebraska.
Ralston Public Library (1964), Ralston, Nebraska.
Commercial Extension School of Commerce (1965), Omaha, Nebraska.
Trinity Lutheran Church (1966), DeWitt, Nebraska.
Omaha Housing Authority, 580 units of elderly housing (1966), Omaha, Nebraska.
Nuckolls County Hospital (1967), Superior, Nebraska.
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, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1956%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx
2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 71-72, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx
3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 93, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx
4. Social Security Death Index online; http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
5. “Professional license results for Delford U. Boyer,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed October 8, 2013, http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A286
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. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 14, 2019.
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