Edgar William Burgett (1919-1971), Architect

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Hastings, Nebraska, 1961-1969

DBA: Edgar W. Burgett & Associates, Architects

Edgar W. Burgett was an architect during the nineteenth century. He was born February 21, 1919 in Liberty, Nebraska.[2] He served as a Captain in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1941-1946, 1950-1952.[2] Burgett then attended the Architectural International Correspondence School in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1955.[2] Around this time, 1954, he also began serving as a member of the Hastings Planning Committee, taking on the role of secretary from 1956-1967, and reprising the role in 1969.[2]

Burgett was very prominent in the community. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.[3][4] He was also a district deputy in the Order of DeMolay and was awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor.[3] In addition to this involvement, he belonged to many organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars; Masonic Lodge No. 50; the Scottish Rite; the Tehama Temple; St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral; the Lochland Country Club; the Industrial consultant committee for architectural drafting at Nebraska Vocational Technical School at Milford, Nebraska; and the architectural drafting advisory committee for Central Nebraska Technical College.[3][4]

Edgar W. Burgett died January 1, 1971.[3] He left behind his wife, Bethene; son, Charles, of Ames, Iowa; and two sisters: Mrs. Ernest Remmers, Lincoln, Nebraska and Mrs. Don Hotz, Tucson, Arizona.[3]

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

Hastings, Nebraska, 1957-1959

Educational & Professional Associations

1941-1942; sales engineer, Store Kraft Mfg. Co., Beatrice, Nebraska.[5]

1942-1946; 2nd Lt., Aviation Engineer, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.[5]

1946-1947; sales engineer, Store Kraft Mfg. Co., Beatrice, Nebraska.[5]

1950-1952: Captain, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[2]

1950-1954: construction engineer, J M McDonald Co., Hastings, Nebraska.[b]

1954-1956: member, Hastings Planning Committee.[2]

1955: student, Architecture International Correspondence School, Scranton, Pennsylvania.[2]

1956-1967, 1969: secretary, Hastings Planning Committee.[2]

1957: Registered Professional Architect Nebraska, January, 5, 1957, A-391.[5]

1957: assistant manager, Carmichael Construction, Hastings, Nebraska.

1958: estimator, Carmichael Construction, Hastings, Nebraska.

1961-1965: architect, Hastings, Nebraska.

1966: treasurer, AIA Nebraska Chapter.[2][4]

1967: secretary, AIA Nebraska Chapter.[2][4]

1967-1970: architect and owner, Edgar W. Burgett & Associates, Architects, Hastings, Nebraska.[a]

1968: vice president, AIA Nebraska Chapter.[2][4]

1969: president, AIA Nebraska Chapter.[2][4]

Other Associations

1963-1967: employed Donald L. Nispel, architect.

Buildings & Projects


Nebraska Public Power District Office (1961), Hastings, Nebraska.[2][3]

Central Nebraska Power & Irrigation District Office (1961), Holdrege, Nebraska.[2]

State Hospital Kitchen (1967), Hastings, Nebraska.[2]

First National Bank (1967), St. Paul, Nebraska.[2]

St. Michaels Catholic Church (1968), Hastings, Nebraska.[2][3]


Hastings State Bank, Hastings, Nebraska.[3]

Zion Lutheran Church.[3]

First Baptist Church.[3]

State Federal Savings and Loan.[3]

Schweser’s Store.[3]

Salvation Army Bldg.[3]

Honors & Awards

DeMolay Legion of Honor[3]


a. Newspaper article gives the dates as 1960-1971.[3]

b. Newspaper article lists him as an architect, and gives the dates as 1947-1960.[3]


1. “Edgar William Burgett,” AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed April 13, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd1005935.aspx

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 121, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

3. “Edgar Burgett Dies Suddenly,” Hastings Daily Tribune (January 1, 1971), 15:6.

4. “Burgett Rites Held Saturday In Hastings,” Lincoln Evening Journal (January 2, 1971), 8:5.

5. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, July, 2, 1956. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Edgar William Burgett (1919-1971), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, September 16, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 13, 2022.

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