Frederick Organ (1884-1941), Architect

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New York, 1900-1910; Leavenworth, Kansas, 1910-1920; Omaha, Nebraska, 1918-1941
Fred Organ, ca. 1938.

DBA: Fred Organ

Frederick Organ was born on March 14, 1884 in Lackawack, New York to Caroline Rode and Truman Organ.[1][3] He underwent his education in New York, including his study of architecture at West Point. Organ then lived in several places around the U.S., working as an architect in New York, Ohio, and Kansas before finally settling in Nebraska. He worked as a private architect in Omaha for several decades. Fred Organ died November 1, 1941.[1][2][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, 1931-1941

Educational & Professional Associations

1889-1996: Grammar School, West Point, New York.[1]

1896-1901: High School, Highland Falls, New York.[1]

1901-1903: private tutoring in Math, Engineering and Physical Sciences, West Point Instructors.[1]

1901-1903: draftsman, Office of Constructing Quartermaster, West Point, New York.[1]

1904-1905: architectural draftsman in various New York offices, mostly Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson on projects for U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.[1]

1906-1907: architect, Constructing Quartermasters Office, West Point, New York.[1]

1908-1909: engineer, General Fireproofing Company, Youngstown, Ohio.[1]

1910-1918: architect, Leavenworth, Kansas.[1]

1918-1935: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

No 1936 Omaha directory.

1937: district manager, Reynolds Mettallation Co, Omaha, Nebraska.

No 1938 Omaha directory.

1938: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, August 26, 1938; A-71.[1]

1939-1940: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

First National Bank (n.d.), Fairbury, Nebraska.[1]

Lexington State Bank (n.d.), Lexington, Nebraska.[1]

First National Bank (n.d.), Cozad, Nebraska.[1]



1. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, December 30, 1937. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.

2. 1940 United States Census, s.v. “Fred Organ,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through

3. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Frederick Organ (1884-1941), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, November 30, 2018. Accessed, August 8, 2022.

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