Frederick Inwald “Fritz” Sather (1909-1986), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1951-1976

Frederick Sather was born in Madison, Wisconsin on July 10, 1909. He attended the University of Washington at Seattle, receiving his Bachelor of Architecture in 1943. In 1944, Sather worked for Igor B. Polevitzky until 1946 whereupon he worked for Marion I. Manley, until 1947. In 1955, Sather worked as an architect and the co-director, with Don Korff, for the architectural department of Henningson Durham & Richardson, in Omaha.[1]

In his personal life, Sather became married in 1937 and had seven children.[3][4][5] He was a member of SPEBQSA, Inc., the American Society Military Engineers, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[3] Sather died in 1986.[2][6]

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, 1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1944-1946: Igor B. Polevitzky.[3][4]

1946-1947: Marion I. Manley.[3][4]

1949: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-220; September 7, 1949.[7]

1951: architect, 1912½ Farnam, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

No 1952 directory.

1953: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1954-1956: architect, US Corps of Eng., Omaha, Nebraska.

1955-1971: architect, Henningson Durham & Richardson, Architects & Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska.[3][4][5]

1972-1976: assistant vice president architect, Henningson Durham & Richardson, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

Small Office Building (1947), North Miami, Florida.[3]

Dine & Dance Club (1948), Coral Gables, Florida.[3]

Blue LincGarage (1952), Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Housing Project (1952), Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Omaha Post Office & Court House (1960), Omaha, Nebraska.[4][5]

Papillion Creek Sewage Treatment Plant (1960), Omaha, Nebraska.[4][5]

Kiewit Plaza Office Building (1961), Omaha, Nebraska.[4][5]

Hested Stores Home Office (1961), Omaha, Nebraska.[4][5]


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1951.


1. Charles W. Durham and Robert F. Krohn, Henningson, Durham & Richardson: Offering Professional Design Services Since 1917 [Newcomen Publication Number 1082] (New York, Downingtown, Princeton, and Portland: The Newcomen Society in North America, 1978).

2. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed July 20, 2010,

3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 483, accessed March 3, 2010,

4. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 613, accessed April 4, 2010,

5. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 800, accessed April 4, 2010,

6. “Sather,” Omaha World-Herald (February 19, 1986), 56:2.

7. “Professional license results for F. I. Sather,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed September 3, 2013,

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Frederick Inwald “Fritz” Sather (1909-1986), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 11, 2015. Accessed, May 31, 2020.

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