Frank Bailey & Farmer, Architects

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Kearney, Nebraska, 1890-1891


George W. Frank, Jr.

Howard B. Bailey

Myron G. Farmer

Frank Bailey & Farmer was an architectural firm that succeeded George W. Frank, Jr.'s individual practice.

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

Kearney, Nebraska, 1890-1891

Lineage of the Firm

1888: George W. Frank, Jr., Architect, Kearney, Nebraska.[7]

1889-1891: Frank Bailey & Farmer, Architects, Kearney, Nebraska.[b]

1891: Frank & Bailey, Architects, Kearney, Nebraska.

1893-1895: Howard B. Bailey, Architect, Kearney, Nebraska.

Other Associations

1890-1891: retained Walter Pell Pulis to make presentation drawings.

Buildings & Projects


George W. Frank house (1889), Kearney State College, Kearney, Nebraska.[5][6] (BF05-161) National Register narrative

Green Terrace Flats (1889), Kearney, Nebraska.[1]

C. H. Elmendorf house (ca. 1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[2]

Stable (1890), George W. Frank, Sr., Kearney, Nebraska.[3][8]

F. G. Hamer Office Building (1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[4][8]

F. G. Hamer Store & Office Building (1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[4]

Electric Power Station (ca. 1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[a]

Midway Loan & Trust Company Building (ca. 1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[a]

Longfellow High School (ca. 1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[a]

Union Pacific Passenger Station (ca. 1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[a]

Walter Comnock house (ca. 1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[a]

Curries house (ca. 1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[a]

C. B. Finch house (ca. 1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[a]

Mrs. Conner’s house (ca. 1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[a]

E. C. Calkins house (ca. 1890), Kearney, Nebraska.[a]


House, Kearney, Nebraska.[3]


a. Provisional attribution made by D. Murphy, based on design and materials as evidenced in Nebraska State Historical Society, Photograph Collections; see D4333, 4335, 4336, 4337, 4338, 4339, 4344, 4349.

b. The 1891 Kearney City Directory lists Farmer as an architect, removed to Detroit.


1. American Architect & Building News 741 (March 8, 1890); drawing by Walter Pell Pulis, Architect.

2. American Architect & Building News 737 (February 8, 1890); drawing by Walter Pell Pulis, Architect.

3. American Architect & Building News 812 (July 18, 1891) drawing by Walter Pell Pulis, Architect.

4. American Architect & Building News 811 (July 11, 1891) drawing by Walter Pell Pulis, Architect.

5. American Architect & Building News 754 (March 22, 1890) drawing by Walter Pell Pulis, Architect.

6. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

7. American Architect & Building News 24:666 (September 29, 1888).

8. St. Croix Architecture (May 24, 2011).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Frank Bailey & Farmer, 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, February 1, 2023.

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