Donald L. Nispel (1931-1997), Architect
DBA: Donald Nispel Architects, Hastings, Nebraska
Donald L. Nispel was born in Hastings, Nebraska on June 28, 1931. He attended the University of Nebraska from 1949-1950, after which he attended Hastings College until 1951, and again in 1953-1954. In between his two sessions at Hastings, Nispel served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1951-1953. Nispel opened his own firm, Donald L. Nispel, in Hastings, Nebraska in 1967. Nispel died on May 20, 1997 at age 65 in Hastings.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Hastings, 1968-1972, 1974-1975
Educational & Professional Associations
1949-1950: student, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
1950-1951: student, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska.
1951-1953: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.
1953-1954: student, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska.
1967-1997: architect and owner, Donald Nispel Architects, Hastings, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
St. Michael's Church (1967), Hastings, Nebraska.
Friend Motor Supply Office & Maintenance Building (1967), Minden, Nebraska.
Philipps Building (1967), Hastings, Nebraska.
Fleming Apartments (1968), Industrial Park, Hastings, Nebraska.
Kenesaw School Addition (1969), Kenesaw, Nebraska.
a. First listing in Hastings directory, 1963.
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3. “Nispel Rites,” Hastings Tribune (May 22, 1997), 2:1.
D. Murphy, “Donald L. Nispel (1931-1997), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 26, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 11, 2022.
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