Fred V. Thomas (1885-1976), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1916-1951
Fred Thomas, ca. 1938.

Fred V. Thomas was born June 17, 1885 in Kentucky. He grew up in Kentucky, then moved around the Midwest before settling in Omaha, where he worked as a draftsman and architect. Thomas was married to Katherine, and they had two children together. Thomas died in 1976.[1][2][3][4][5]

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, 1916, 1937-1950

Educational & Professional Associations

1892-1905: Public School and Eversly Seminary, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.[1]

1907-1908: International Correspondence School.[1]

1909-1910: draftsman, A.B. Searcy, Architect, Maryville, Missouri.[1]

1911: draftsman, Fisher & Lawrie, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1912-1913: draftsman, Sidney Lovell, Architects, Chicago, Illinois.[1]

1914-1915: architect, Cudahy Packing Company, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1916-1917: draftsman, A.H. Dyer Company, Fremont, Nebraska.[1]

1917-1918: draftsman, U.P.R.R., Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1919-1920: draftsman, Skinner Packing Company, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1921-1922: draftsman, U.P.R.R., Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1923-1938: architect, Fairmont Creamery Company, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1938: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, November 3, 1938, A-85.[1]

1939-1951: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

Buildings & Projects


a. Last Omaha directory listing, 1951.


1. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, August 13, 1938. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.

2. “Thomas,” Omaha World-Herald (May 14, 1976), 40:3.

3. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “Fred V. Thomas,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through

4. 1910 United States Census, s.v . “Fred V. Thomas,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through

5. 1930 United States Census, s.v. “Fred V. Thomas,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Fred V. Thomas (1885-1976), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 27, 2015. Accessed, May 25, 2020.

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