Frank Nelson McNett (1910-ca. 2000), Architect

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Grand Island, 1945-1960; and Omaha, Nebraska, 1962-1970

Frank Nelson McNett was born on April 20, 1910 in Denver, Colorado. McNett studied at Chicago Technical College and the University of Colorado at Denver. After this, he worked as a designer and draftsman for the firm, Frank Frewen from 1934-1936. In 1936, McNett became Assistant to the State Supervisor in the U.S. Government until 1938. McNett modified his firm in 1945 to Frank N. McNett & Company, Architect-Engineers, until 1955, at which point McNett welcomed a partner into the firm, making it McNett, Stanage & Company, Architect-Engineers.

In his personal life, McNett was married in 1934 and 1955, and had two children. His foreign travel primarily included the likes of England and France, and McNett was a registered architect in Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming. McNett was the Rotary International Director in 1946, and from 1951-1956 was an Architect member on the State Board of Examiners for Engineers and Architects. He was president of the organization in 1955. The State Board was notified of Mcnett’s death in Hot Springs, Arkansas, between Jan 1, 2000 and Feb 1, 2001.[1][2][3]

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

Grand Island, Nebraska, 1945-1960

Omaha, Nebraska, 1961-1970

Educational & Professional Associations

1934-1936: Designer & Draftsman, Frank Frewen, Architect.[1][2]

1936-1938: Assistant to State Supervisor, U.S. Government.[1][2]

1938-1945: Frank N. McNett, Architect.[1][2]

1945-1955: architect and partner, Frank N. McNett & Company, Architects.[1][2]

1951-1956: Architect member State Board of Examiners for Engineers and Architects.

1955: architect and partner, McNett, Stanange & Company, Architects.[1][2]

1959-1961: not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

1962-1970: vice president and treasurer, Burrill & McNett, Inc., Architects, Omaha

1971-1976: not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

St. Mary Hospital (1949), Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[1][2]

Scottsbluff Junior High School (1951), Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[1][2]

St. Anthony’s Hospital (1952), O’Neill, Nebraska.[1][2]

Sioux Ord. Depot (1954), Sidney, Nebraska.[1][2]

Cheyenne County Hospital (1955), Sidney, Nebraska.[1][2]

Grand Island School Plant (1955), Grand Island, Nebraska.[1][2]



1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 358, accessed March 3, 2010,

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 454, accessed April 4, 2010,

3. Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects, Sixty-Third Annual Report, July 1, 2000-June 30, 2001.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Frank Nelson McNett (1910-ca. 2000), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 24, 2015. Accessed, July 15, 2020.

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