Fiske, Meginnis & Schaumberg, Architects

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Lincoln, Nebraska, 1925


Ferdinand Fiske, Architect, Lincoln, Nebraska

Harry Meginnis, Architect, Lincoln, Nebraska

Edward Schaumberg, Architect, Lincoln, and Omaha, Nebraska

After joining the firm of Fiske & Meginnis around 1923 as a draftsman, Edward Schaumberg was made a partner in 1924. Before the end of 1925, Meginnis & Schaumberg separated from Ferdinand Fiske, who practiced independently until his death in 1930.

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

Lincoln, Nebraska, 1925

Lineage of the Firm

1888-1889: Fiske & Peters, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1900-1910: Dieman & Fiske, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

1902-1904: Fiske, Dieman & Meginnis, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1902-1910: Fiske & Dieman, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1913-1914: Fiske & Miller, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1915-1924: Fiske & Meginnis, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1925: Fiske, Meginnis & Schaumberg, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1925-1951: Meginnis & Schaumberg, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

Lincoln Improvement Company Building (1924), 1235 N St., Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

Hayward School Addition (1924-1926), 9th & Charleston, Lincoln, Nebraska.[4] (LC13:C10-110)

Woodward House (1925), 2248 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, Nebraska.[6] (LC13:D05-514)

Fred Walt House (1925), 2330 Woodscrest Avenue, Lincoln, Nebraska.[6][7] (LC13:D05-550)

Unit D (1925), Lincoln Methodist Hospital, 4848 Sumner, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

Power House (1925), Lincoln Methodist Hospital, 4848 Sumner, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

Falls City High School (1925), Falls City, Nebraska.[2]

Clinton Elementary School (1925-1926), 28th & Holdrege Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska.[3](LC13:E11-164)

Hartley Elementary School Addition (1925), 33rd & Vine Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska.[5]



1. Tom Kaspar, comp. Inventory of architectural records in the archives of Davis Fenton Stange Darling, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska. 1996. Nebraska State Historical Society, RG3748, Box 16.

2. Zimmer, Ed., Harry Meginnis Biography (Lincoln: City of Lincoln, 2006).

3. "Contracts are signed. Architects are employed by School Board. Fiske, Meginnis and Schaumber [sic] in charge of Clinton and Davis and Wilson of Park Elementary School," Lincoln (Nebraska) Evening Journal (December 16, 1924), 1.

4. "Accept Hayward Addition Plans. Building to have 13 more class rooms; Cost estimated at $83,000," Lincoln (Nebraska) Star (April 21, 1925), 5.

5. "Bids are rejected. School Board will advertise again. Estimates for Construction work for Hartley too high...," Lincoln (Nebraska) Evening Journal (June 9, 1925), 1.

6. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places within the Boulevards Historic District. See National Register narrative.

7. City of Lincoln Building Permit 13957, issued June 3, 1925, estimated cost of construction $14,500.

Page Citation

E. F. Zimmer and D. Murphy, “Fiske, Meginnis & Schaumberg, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, May 3, 2017. Accessed, December 7, 2022.

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