Eugene Allen Beam (1934- ), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1959-1966; and Sioux City, Iowa, 1966-1976

Eugene Allen Beam was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 8, 1934.[1] He attended Creighton University for one year, ultimately receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Iowa State University five year later, in 1958. The next year Beam worked for the firm Clark & Enerson in Lincoln, eventually moving to Stanley J. Howe & Associates in Omaha from 1963-1966.

From 1966-1970, Beam worked at the firm of James M. Duffy & Associates in Sioux City, Iowa, and in 1970 he took his last position as an associate at Dewild, Grant, Reckert & Associates Company, in the same city.

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

Omaha, Nebraska, 1965

Sioux City, Iowa, 1966-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1952-1953: student, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1958: Bachelor's of Architecture, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.[1]

1959-1963: architect, Clark & Enerson, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

1964: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska; December 5, 1964, A-636.[2]

1963-1966: architect, Stanley J. Howe & Associates, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1966-1970: architect, James M. Duffy & Associates, Sioux City, Iowa.[1]

1970-____: associate, Dewild, Grant, Reckert & Associates, Sioux City, Iowa.[1]

2007: Architect Emeritus expired, May 31, 2007.[2]

Principal Works

Scottsbluff Public Library (1965), Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[1][a]

Continental Building (1966), Omaha, Nebraska.[1][a]

Fife & Drum Restaurant (1969), South Sioux City, Nebraska.[1][b]

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Office Building (1969), Sioux City, Iowa.[1][b]

Security National Bank (1969), Sioux City, Iowa.[1][b]


a. Projects done on behalf of Stanley J. Howe & Associates.

b. Projects done on behalf of James M. Duffy & Associates.


1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 53, accessed April 4, 2010,

2. “Professional license results for Eugene A. Beam,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects, accessed October 8, 2013,

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Eugene Allen Beam (1934- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, July 23, 2013. Accessed, August 11, 2022.

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