Eugene Arthur Olson (1920-1998), Architect

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Sioux City, Iowa, 1971-1976

Eugene A. Olson was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 21, 1920. He attended the Art Institute in Chicago from 1936-1938, after which he attended Chicago Business College, in 1938. A year after this, in 1939, Olson attended Northwestern University until 1940. In 1950, Olson began working for William L. Beuttler & Associates. He died in 1998, in Sarasota, Florida.[1][3]

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

Sioux City, Iowa, 1971-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1936-1938: student, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois.[1]

1938: student, Chicago Business School, Chicago, Illinois.[1]

1939-1940: student, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.[1]

1950: architect, William L. Beuttler & Associates, Sioux City, Iowa.[1]

1971: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-999; May 8, 1971.[2]

1971-1976: architect, Sioux City, Iowa.

Buildings & Projects

Palo Alto County Hospital (1968), Emmetsburg, Iowa.[1]

Crawford County Memorial Hospital (1968), Denison, Iowa.[1]

Holy Spirit Retirement Home (1969), Sioux City, Iowa.[1]

Grace Methodist Church (1969), Spencer, Iowa.[1]

Buena Vista College Physical Education Building (1969), Storm Lake, Iowa.[1]



1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 680, accessed April 4, 2010,

2. “Professional license results for Eugene A. Olson,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed January 7, 2014,

3. Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Eugene Arthur Olson (1920-1998), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 20, 2015. Accessed, August 19, 2022.

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