Fred A. Henninger, Jr. (1897-1991), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1929-1990


Fred A. Henninger, Jr. was born February 4, 1897 to Frederick A. Henninger, Sr. and Bertha Heimbold Henninger.[1][3] He spent the majority of his career in business with his father, first as an employee and collaborator, and later as principal in the architectural firm known as F. A. Henninger & Son, Architects. He took over the firm upon his father's death in 1944, though in essence, he was the sole principal from 1937 on, after his father's retirement and move to California in 1937.[3] The firm, F. A. Henninger & Son, appears to have been formed about 1932, when Henninger, Jr. began playing a larger role in design, while the name appeared regularly only after the elder Henninger retired. The name was retained, according to directory listings, through 1946. All attributions to Henninger, Jr., and to the firm, are listed on this page; collaborative efforts are noted as such on each respective page.

Fred A. Henninger, Jr. had one son, Fred A. Henninger, III. Henninger, Jr., died May 1, 1991. His most memorable projects, according to his son, were the carillon at Hillcrest Cemetery (1932) and the Mt. Vernon Gardens Pavilion (1931), both early works done while working for his father.[1][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

Omaha, Nebraska, 1939, 1940-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1914-1915: student, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1928: Not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

1929-1937: draftsman, Frederick A. Henninger (1865-1944), Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1937-1938: architect and partner, F. A. Henninger & Son, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[b]

1938: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-73; July 19, 1938.[2]

1938-1946: architect, F. A. Henninger & Son, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1947-1990: Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1990: License expired, December 31, 1990.[2]

Buildings & Projects

1920s

Strehlow Clubhouse (ca. 1920s), 2024-2107 N 16th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1930s

Paul Engler House (ca. 1930), 1330 S 83rd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Mt. Vernon Gardens Pavilion (1931), 13th & W-Y Sts, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

East section (ca. 1931), Building, 3112 Forest Lawn Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

All attributions on this page, given by Reference [3] and unless otherwise noted, are attributed to the son, Fred A. Henninger, Jr. From about 1932 until 1946, the practice was known as F. A. Henninger & Son, Architects. Attributions to that firm are listed here as well, as Fred A. Henninger, Jr. was the sole practicing architect in that firm after 1937.

Singing Tower Carillon (1932), Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska.[3][c]

Omaha Testing Labs (ca. 1932), 511 S 20th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] Demolished ca. 1981

Payne House (ca. 1932), 1720 N 52nd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3][c]

Dwelling for G. E. Shukert, Realtor (1937), 203 N 62nd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3][c]

Barbara Chambers nee Smith House (ca. 1930s), 528 S 85th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

F. A. Henninger, Jr., House (ca. 1930s), 6020 Charles St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1940s

Merry Go Round Restaurant (ca. 1940), 3109 Farnam, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Dwelling for G. E. Shukert, Realtor (ca. 1942), 207 N 62nd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Addition (ca. 1942) Paul Opitz Auto Dealership, Clarinda, Iowa.[3]

Forrest B. Burbank House (ca. 1946), 3846 Cass, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

After 1946, the name, F. A. Henninger & Son, Architects, disappears from the record. The elder Henninger died in 1944, and had been retired since 1937. Subsequent attributions are all to Fred A. Henninger, Jr.

Chapman Duplex (ca. 1947), 120-22 S 53rd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Chapman Duplex (ca. 1947), 124-26 S 53rd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Four-plex conversion for A. O. Peterson (ca. 1948), 3315-17 Cuming, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Trestle 30th Street Car Wash (ca. 1948), 4918 30th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] Destroyed by fire 1988.

Building for Ralph Root Real Estate (ca. 1949), 8613 Broadmoor Drive, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Remodel (ca. 1949), Pilgrim Baptist Church, 2501 Hamilton, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1950s

Miss Gifford House (ca. 1950), 814 N 41st Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

New Entrance (Cca 1950), Cross Lutheran Church, 3101 S 20th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Building for Halgren (ca. 1950), 609-11 S 35th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Building for Halgren (ca. 1950), 612 S 41st Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Dwelling for Peterson (ca. 1950), 322 1/2 S 49th Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Dwelling for N. P. Dodge, Jr., Realtor (ca. 1950), 1828 N 52nd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Dwelling for contractor (ca. 1950), 2012 N 55th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Austin Manufacturing Company Building (ca. 1950), 2420 S 60th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Office (ca. 1950), West Lawn Cemetery, 5701 Center, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Farnam Car Wash (ca. 1950), 2431 Farnam, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] Demolished 1983

Duplex (ca. 1950), 815 Park Ave (?), Omaha, Nebraska.[3] Demolished

Packard Omaha, Inc., Auto Dealership (ca. 1950), 2031 St. Marys Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Halgren Duplex (ca. 1951), 4602 1/2 California, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

B. Frank Gassaway House (ca. 1953), 5621 Woolworth, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Alterations (1954), Trinity Baptist Church, 25th & H, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

House (ca. 1955), 8116 N 29th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Oddo's Drive-in (ca. 1955), 2510 S 13th, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] Destroyed by fire ca. 1960.

Dwelling for W. Harry Bruner (ca. 1955), 7107 N 52nd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Austin Owens House (ca. 1955), 120 N 62nd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Halgren Fourplex (ca. 1955), 4606 California, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Notions, Inc. (ca. 1955), about 21st & Nichols, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

William H. Campen House (4333 N Post Road, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Alterations (ca. 1956), Grace United Methodist Church, 2418 E St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Hahn Warehouses (ca. 1958), 3720-32 D St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Beverly Hills Apartments (late 1950s), 7812-34 Harney, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1960s

Hahn Warehouses (ca. 1960), 3602-28 D St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

McKesson Chemical Company Building (ca. 1960), 3900 D St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

3801 Building (ca. 1960), 3801 Harney, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Park Centre Apartments (ca. 1960), 3402-08 Howard, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Building for Mr. Tomlinson (ca. 1960), 3302 Hi Ridge Road, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Gates Rubber Company Building (ca. 1960), 6808 L St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Midco Supply Company Building (ca. 1960), 7530 L St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Black & Decker Company Building (ca. 1960), 2218 Leavenworth, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Alterations (ca. 1960), Benson Baptist Church, 6319 Maple, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Leslie Schneiderman House (ca. 1960), 9935 Rockbrook Road, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Robert R. Root House (ca. 1960), 8421 Walnut, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Paul A. Wilsie Company Building (ca. 1960), 1220 S 13th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Nebraska Engineering Company Building (ca. 1960), 9364 N 45th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Halgren Spec House (ca. 1960), 504 N 74th Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Remodel (1961), Don's Shoes, 311 S 16th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Hahn Warehouses (ca. 1961), 3706-12 D St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Guy's Foods, Inc., Building (ca. 1961), 7550 L St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

J. B. Distributing Company Building (ca. 1962), 1616 Cass, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Alterations (ca. 1962), J. P. Cooke Company, 5103 Cass, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Everett C. Pilcher House (ca. 1962), 6600 Northern Hills, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Addition (ca. 1965), Kermit R. Hansen House, 1508 N 54th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Building for McCubray (?) (ca. 1965), 2520 N. 56th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Building for McCubray (?) (ca. 1965), 2020 N 61st St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Sun Electric Corporation Building (ca 1965), 4320 S 102nd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

D. D. Gustafson Office (ca. 1965), 5709 Military Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Sam Hahn Apartments (ca. 1965), 6636-40 Military Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

K. B. Foods Building (ca. 1966), 4330 S 102nd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Grace Community Church (ca. 1967), 1405 N 66th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Swift & Company Ice House (ca. 1967), 27th & Q, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Building (ca. 1960s), 6852 Dodge, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Safety Service Company Building (ca. 1960s), 1605 Nicholas, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Fairmont Foods Building (ca. 1960s), 4123 S 67th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1970s

A & W Root Beer Drive-in (ca. 1970), 4310 Ames, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Addition (ca. 1970), Pleasant View Berean Fundamental Church, 7608 S 25th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

East wing (ca. 1970), building at northeast corner 97th Ave & Center, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Capitol Bar & Grill Storefront (ca. 1972), 1514 Capitol Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Interior alterations (ca. 1972), J. P. Cooke Company, 1311 Howard, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Interior remodel (ca. 1975), First Federal Savings & Loan, 8706 Pacific, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Loading Dock (ca. 1977), Westinghouse Company Building, 117 N 13th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Thompson Trucking Company Building (ca. 1977), 5614 S 126th St Circle, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Robert Root Spec House (ca. 1979), 818 S 68th, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1980s

Robert Root Spec House (ca. 1980), 6841 Marcy, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Robert Root Apartments (ca. 1984), 119 N 37th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Undated

Alterations (n.d.), Alfred O. Peterson House, 102 N 52nd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Alterations (n.d.), First Federal Savings & Loan, 1701 Harney, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Alterations (n.d.), First Federal Savings & Loan, 217 S 17th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

First Federal Savings & Loan (n.d.), 111 N 84th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

First Federal Savings & Loan (n.d.), 1314 Galvin Road Bellevue, Nebraska.[3]

First Federal Savings & Loan (n.d.), 14353 Q St, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Remodel (n.d.), Corey-McKenzie Company Building, 1405 Harney, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Remodel (n.d.), T. L. Combs & Sons Jewelry, 1624 Harney, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Second story addition (n.d.), 527 N Elmwood Road, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Rudy Swanson House (n.d.), 723 N 12th, Clarinda, Iowa.[3]

Notes

a. First Omaha directory listing, 1914.

b. The "F. A. Henninger & Son" name appeared in Omaha City Directories from 1937-1946. Once, in 1932, it appeared as "Henninger & Son." The earlier date may signal the actual beginning of the partnership, which nonetheless lasted, in fact, only until the elder's retirement in 1937.

c. This project is noted as a collaboration between the father and son.[3]

References

1. Social Security Death Index; and "Fred A. Henninger, Jr.," FamilySearch Family Tree, accessed February 16, 2016. MyHeritage Library Edition.

2. “Professional license results for Fred A. Henninger Jr.,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed November 12, 2013, http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A73

3. Fred A. Henninger III, "F. A. Henninger & Son, Architects," TS. (Omaha, Nebraska, June, 1993). Copy in Nebraska State Historical Society Architects files. The typescript, fifteen pages total, includes four parts: 1) Two pages of biographical narrative on Frederick and Fred, Jr., 2) a five-page listing of Frederick's buildings, 3) a three-page listing of Fred, Jr's buildings, and a five-page biographical summary of the above, including a "partial list" of buildings. It was compiled by the architects' son and grandson from City of Omaha, Nebraska State Historical Society, Landmarks, Inc., and Bemis Park Neighborhood Association files, and most significantly, from the personal recollections of Fred A. Henninger, Jr., who began working for his father, Frederick A. Henninger, in 1929.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Fred A. Henninger, Jr. (1897-1991), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 16, 2016. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 21, 2021.


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