Fowler & Beindorff, Architects

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1887-1893


Benjamin A. Fowler, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

Charles F. Beindorff, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

Fowler & Beindorff was an Omaha architectural partnership that was known for their residential work.[1]

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

Omaha, Nebraska, 1887-1893

Educational & Professional Associations

1884-1886: Beindorff was architect in charge of Fowler’s office.[7]

1886-1890: Fowler & Beindorff, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[7]

Other Associations

1890: employed Arthur Dixon Baker, architect.

Buildings & Projects


L. Hasty house (1887), 2566 Poppleton Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[4:163][6] (DO09:0203-021)

Crete High School (1888), SE corner 12th & Linden, Crete, Nebraska.[7][a]

Store and apartments (1888), 1734 S 13th, Omaha, Nebraska.[6] (DO09:0115-079)

J. G. Hansen house (1889), 1141 S 30th Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[4:78]

G. Hicks house (1889), 3216 Poppleton Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[4:164][6] (DO09:0204-031)

Edgar Zabriskie house (1889), 3524 Hawthorne, Omaha, Nebraska.[4:133][5][6] (DO09:0216-002) National Register narrative

Edgar Zabriskie Carriage House (1889), 1111 N. 36th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[6][a] (DO09:0216-001)

Omaha City Hall (1889-1894), 18th & Farnam, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][3][6][a][b] (DO09:0124-054)

Thomas Brennan Tenements (1890), 514 Florence Blvd, Omaha, Nebraska.[4:123][6] (DO09:0128-019)

Plans for Charles Balbach house (ca. 1890), near 40th & Cuming, Omaha, Nebraska.[8]

Rector & Wilhelmy Co. Bldg (1890, 1905-1906), 523 S. 10th, Omaha, Nebraska.[5][6] (DO09:0121-027)

G. Hicks-S. D. Garmong house (1891), 1102 S 31st St, Omaha, Nebraska.[4:81][6] (DO09:0204-004)


Mercer Business Block (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[1]


a. This building was designed by Charles F. Beindorff (1862-1898), Architect.[7][10][11]

b. Construction of the City Hall was the cause of a controversy between the mayor, the contractors, and the architect.[9]


1. John Grant, “Fowler & Beindorff,” Glimpses of Omaha (Omaha: D. C. Dunbar & Co., ca.1888), 45.

2. Omaha Daily Bee (May 15, 1889), 4. (two-column description)

3. “Architects in Nebraska to be Covered in Our Survey,” WPA Writers Project, RG515, subj. 611.

4. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980).

5. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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

7. “The Superintendant [Omaha’s New Post Office],” Omaha Excelsior (March 12, 1892), 4.

8. Letter from Mrs. Dean Vogel, Omaha, to Prof. Dale Gibbs, Lincoln, January 17, 1967. Full set of construction documents on file at Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Acc. # 1964.516.1. The house was never built; instead they built a smaller one at a different location. Note that Mrs. Vogel also states she is the sister of Ellery Davis. Nebraska State Historical Society, Dale Gibbs Collection.

9. Omaha Morning Bee (September 27, 1892), 8:1-2; (October 1, 1892), 4:3; and October 2, 1892), 3:4.

10. “Death Record: Funeral of C. F. Beindorff,” Omaha Evening Bee (October 12, 1898), 7:6.

11. Penelope Chatfield and David Murphy, “Edgar Zabriske House,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form (Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, June 1978).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Fowler & Beindorff, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 9, 2014. Accessed, June 8, 2023.

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