Eugene G. Groves (1882-1967), Architect

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Denver, Colorado, 1914-ca. 1964

A prominent and well-known Denver architect, Eugene Groves was born in Dana, Indiana in 1882. He was educated at Harvard University after winning a national design contest. He began practice in New York, but relocated to Denver in 1914 for health reasons. He worked in a variety of revival styles early in his career, then moved into moderne design in the 1930s. He was distinguished in the latter by the use of poured, cast and reinforced concrete, and patented a system of concrete construction which was promoted and promulgated by his own enterprise, the Concreter Corporation. He died in 1967 in Denver.[2][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.

First Christian Church Education Building, 1926 (D. Murphy)

Nebraska Buildings

First Christian Church Education Building (1926), northeast corner 16th & K, Lincoln, Nebraska.[4][a]

First Christian Church (1927), northwest corner 17th & Boyd, Ashland, Nebraska.[1] (SD01-025)


a. The sanctuary was added to the Education Building in 1957; the architects for the sanctuary were Schaumberg & Freeman.


1. "Omaha World Herald" (December 18, 1927).

2. “Architect: Groves, Eugene G.,” Architects of Colorado: Biographical Sketch. (Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Colorado Historical Society, November 29, 2007). Accessed May 22, 2016. This source also includes an extensive list of works in Colorado.

3. “Eugene G. Groves (1882-1967),” (Historic Denver, 2008-2015). Accessed May 22, 2016.

4. City of Lincoln Building Permit #71818, 1926, Eugene G. Groves, architect, Denver, Colorado.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Eugene G. Groves (1882-1967), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, May 22, 2016. Accessed, December 6, 2022.

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