Floyd E. Henzie (1881-1972), Engineer-Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1915-1955

Floyd E. Henzie was born October 30, 1881 and was an Omaha architect.[1] Not a ton is known about his personal life other than his family and his civic affiliations. He was a member of Covert Lodge Number 11, A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite, and the Tangier Temple.[4] Henzie had twin daughters, a grandson, and eight grandchildren. He died February, 1972.[1][4]

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.

Educational & Professional Associations

1915: superintendent, George B. Prinz, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1916-1927: no directories available.

1928: superintendent, Thomas Rogers Kimball, Omaha, Nebraska.

1929: Listed, No occupation, Omaha, Nebraska.

1931: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1932: superintendent, A. H. Brodkey Company, Omaha, Nebraska.

1934-1935: salesman, Consolidated Builders Supply Co., Omaha, Nebraska.

1937: engineer, U.S. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Omaha, Nebraska.

1938: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-77; August 9, 1938.[5]

1939: engineer, Works Progress Administration, Omaha, Nebraska.

1940: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1942: resident but no occupation listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

1945-1946: not listed as a resident of Omaha, Nebraska.

1949: vice president, Maenner-Built Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska.

1951-1953: examiner, Federal Housing Administration, Omaha, Nebraska.

1954-1955: construction engineer, Omaha, Nebraska.

1956-1963: occupation not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

1964: retired, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

Duplex (1923), 1511-13 Grant St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0135-008)

Duplex (1923), 1515-17 Grant St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0135-009)

Duplex (1923), 513-15 S. 34th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0208-046)

Duplex (1923), 3414-16 Hamilton St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0218-007)

Duplex (1924), 608-10 S. 55th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0430-006)

Springfield Community Hall (1938-1940), 104 Main Street, Springfield, Nebraska. (SY10-027) [2] National Register narrative


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1915.

b. NEHBS database shows properties by Henzie Construction Company (DO09:0205-097, 0205-096, 0205-095, 0205-091, 0212-040).


1. Social Security Death Index.

2. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

3. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.

4. “Henzie,” Omaha World-Herald (February 10, 1972), 38:2.

5. Professional license results for Floyd E. Henzie,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed November 12, 2013, http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A77

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Floyd E. Henzie (1881-1972), Engineer-Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 20, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 19, 2022.

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