Francis Rassieur Roberson (1898-1979), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1966-1976

Francis Rassieur Roberson was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 31, 1898. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois in 1926, around the age of 28. Upon his graduation from college, Roberson worked for the firm, W.P.Manske & Associates in St. Louis, Missouri, until 1933. Roberson then became the Regional Architect for the United States National Park Service, remaining in that position until 1965, when he started his own firm, Francis R. Roberson.

In his career, Roberson was awarded the Beaux Arts Institute of Design Second Medal, in 1925, and the First Medal & Books Award in 1926. He was married to Edna. Roberson died on July 5th, 1979.[1][2]

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

Omaha, Nebraska, 1966-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1926: Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Illinois.[2]

1926-1933: W.P.Manske & Associates, St. Louis, Missouri.[2]

1934-1965: National Park Service, U.S. Department Interior, Regional Architect.[2]

1966-1967: president, Omaha US Employee’s Federal Credit Union, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1968-1976: not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

1977: retired, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

Carter Lake School associate architect with Frank Eckdahl (1951), Carter Lake, Iowa.[2]

Carter Lake Improvement Club, Carter Lake (1952), Iowa.[2]

Omaha Salvage Company (1966), Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

Uneco Electronics Building (1967), Bellevue, Nebraska.[2]

Big Furniture Store (1967), Bellevue, Nebraska.[2]


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1966.


1. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed June 15, 2010,

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 768, accessed April 4, 2010

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Francis Rassieur Roberson (1898-1979), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 10, 2015. Accessed, December 11, 2023.

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