Frederick C. Ledebrink (1861- ), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1888-1895; Quincy, Illinois, 1896-1920

Frederick C. Ledebrink was born in February 1861 in Germany. He worked as an architect first in Omaha, then in Quincy, Illinois. Ledebrink was married to Anna.[3][4][5] He was not found in Nebraska in the federal census of 1880.

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, 1890-1895

Educational & Professional Associations

1888-1889: draftsman, S. Smith, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1890: architect and partner, Smith & Ledebrink, Omaha, Nebraska.

1891-1893: architect and superintendent, Omaha, Nebraska.

1894-1895: No directories.

1896: Listed, “moved to Quincy”, Omaha, Nebraska.[b]

1900: architect, Quincy, Illinois.[3]

1910: carpenter, Quincy, Illinois.[4]

1920: architect, Quincy, Illinois.[5]

Buildings & Projects

Rowhouse (1890), 2606 Rees St., Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0205-104)

Fidelity Trust Company Building/house (1891), 3203 Marcy, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:145][2] (DO09:0206-014)

Martin Castle (1892), 118, 9th, Omaha, Nebraska.[6]

Building for G Hicks (1892), 3109 Pacific, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:153][2] (DO09:0204-038)

Building for G Hicks/E.J. Hart Residence (1892), 3111 Pacific, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:153][2] (DO09:0204-002)

C. W. Hamilton House (1894), 1112 Park Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:158][2] (DO09:0203-008)

H.N. Wood House (1894), 1034 S 29th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:73][2] (DO09:0205-031)

T.C. Shelby House (1894), 1122 S 30th Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:77][2] (DO09:0204-048)

Building for S Lindsay (1894), 1309 S 31st St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:82][2] (DO09:0204-109)

House (1894), 4024 Lafayette Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0327-033)

John Forbes House (1895), 3122 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:180, recorded as Lederbrink, 2] (DO09:0204-101)


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1888.

b. Last Omaha directory listing, 1896.


1. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: Landmarks Heritage Presrvation Commission, 1980).

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

3. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Frederick Ledebrink,” Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, accessed through

4. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “Frederick Ledebrink,” Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, accessed through

5. 1920 United States Census, sv. “Frederick C. Ledebrink,” Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, accessed through

6. Letter from J.H. Norris of Omaha. April 28, 1937.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Frederick C. Ledebrink (1861- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 12, 2015. Accessed, February 4, 2023.

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