Frank Martin Simmons (1910-1968), Architect

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Omaha, 1938-1940, 1964-1969, and Lincoln, Nebraska, 1941-1942
Frank Simmons, ca. 1963.

Frank Martin Simmons was born June 25, 1910. He attended the University of Nebraska's College of Architecture, then he worked for a couple Nebraska firms before relocating to New Orleans, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He moved frequently while working with this organization, but he returned to Nebraska in 1954 to work for a succession of Omaha firms, which notably included John Latenser & Sons, HDR, and Leo A. Daly Company. Simmons died March 27, 1968 and was survived by his wife, Winona, and two sons.[[#References|[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, 1938-1940, 1964-1969

Lincoln, Nebraska, 1941-1942

Educational & Professional Associations

1917-1929: Alma Public Schools, Alma, Nebraska.[2]

1929-1933: College of Architecture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[2]

1933-1937: draftsman, Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation, Hastings, Nebraska.[2][a]

1937-1940: designer, Leo A. Daly, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][a]

1940-1942: district engineer, Nebraska-Kansas District C.C.C., Omaha, Nebraska.[2][a]

1942-1950: Captain, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, Louisiana.[2][a]

1950-1951: architectural designer, Shelby Construction Company, New Orleans, Louisiana.[2][a]

1951-1952: architectural designer, Kaiser Engineers, Charlotte, Louisiana.[2][a]

1952-1954: architect, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, French Morocco.[2][a]

1954-1958: architect, John Latenser & Sons, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][a]

1958-1960: architect and construction superintendent, HDR, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][a]

1960-1962: field superintendent of construction, Leo A. Daly Company, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][a]

1962-1964: architect and construction superintendent, Lyle A. Lydick, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][a]

1964-1965: draftsman, Dunbar & Dunn, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

1965: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-704; December 11, 1965.[2]

1966: architect, Burriel & McNett, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1967-1968: architect, Kirkham, Michael & Associates, Omaha, Nebraska.

1968: last registered.[2]

Buildings & Projects


a. More information available on application.


1. “Simmons,” Lincoln Star (March 29, 1968), 23:8.

2. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, September 30, 1963. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Frank Martin Simmons (1910-1968), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 11, 2015. Accessed, June 1, 2020.

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