Dell F. Allen (1890-1965), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1911-1912

Dell F. Allen was listed as an architect in Omaha directories for only the years 1911-1912. In 1913 he was listed as a clerk, and then was not listed again, in either the business or the personal sections, until 1929. He is, however, credited with a house design in 1916 building permits. Nothing more is known of this elusive individual, who did not appear in the Omaha census data for 1910 or 1920.[a]

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, 1911-1912

Educational & Professional Associations

1911-1912: architect, 1605 Dodge, Omaha, Nebraska.[b]

1913: clerk, 305 N 16th, Omaha, Nebraska.

1914-1928: no Omaha, Nebraska listings.[b]

1929: directory listing in Omaha, but with no professional association.[b]

Buildings & Projects

Home Builders dwelling house (1916), 544 Park Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][3] (DO09:0207-040)

Notes

a. The birth and deaths dates recorded here were derived from Social Security sources, and may not reflect the correct individual (Dell Allen, born June 14, 1890; died April 1965, Omaha 68102).[1]

b. Allen does not appear in Omaha personal listings prior to 1911, or after 1913, with the exception of 1929. Neither does he appear in directories from 1931-1965. Research for this page has not yet accessed directories for the years 1916-1927.

References

1. Social Security Death Index.

2. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 156.

3. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Dell F. Allen (1890-1965), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, July 2, 2013. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 20, 2019.


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