Edwin J. Kriz (1898-1981), Architect

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Lincoln, Omaha, Scottsbluff-Gering, Fremont, and Grand Island, Nebraska

Edwin J. Kriz was born July 1, 1898. He lived in several Nebraskan towns, his architectural career remaining constant throughout his moves. Kriz died in January 1981 in Grand Island.

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

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Lincoln, Nebraska, 1936-1940

Omaha, Nebraska, 1941-1945, 1969-1974

Scottsbluff-Gering, Nebraska, 1949-1951

Fremont, Nebraska, 1929, 1931, 1935-1936, 1943, 1947

Grand Island, Nebraska, 1945-1948, 1949-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1949-1965: architect, Grand Island, Nebraska.[a]

1966-1967: architect and owner, EJ Kriz, Architect, Grand Island, Nebraska.

1968: architect, 424 E Hall St., Grand Island, Nebraska.[b]

Buildings & Projects

New Zion Presbyterian Church (1922), Northwest Corner 4th & Maple, Clarkson, Nebraska. (CX01-039)

Milligan Auditorium (Cesko Narodni Sin) (1928-1930), Southwest Corner Main & Birch, Milligan, Nebraska.[1] (FM08-029) National Register narrative


a. First Grand Island directory listing, 1949.

b. Last Grand Island directory listing, 1968.


1. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

2. A Comprehensive Program for Historic Preservation in Omaha (Omaha: Omaha City Planning Department, 1980), 92-93.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Edwin J. Kriz (1898-1981), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 5, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 16, 2019.

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