Fred R. Smith (1848- ), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1888-1896

Fred R. Smith was born in Canada in April 1848. He worked as an architect and inventor in Omaha, and his wife was Mary. They had three children together.[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, 1890-1893

Educational & Professional Associations

1888-1889: superintendent, Sidney Smith, Omaha, Nebraska.[b]

1890-1898: architect, 631 Paxton blk Omaha, Nebraska.

No 1999 directory.

1900: inventor, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

Buildings & Projects

Apartment (1891), 2124 N. 16th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[1][a] (DO09:0136-002)


a. Listed in Omaha Architects Database under F. H. Smith.

b. First Omaha directory listing, 1888.

c. Not found in federal census in Douglas County, Nebraska in 1880.


1. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.

2. 1900 United States Census, s.v. "Fred R. Smith," Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Fred R. Smith (1848- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 17, 2015. Accessed, May 31, 2020.

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