George Bernard Larson (1891-1956), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1938-1954; and Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1914-1955
George Larson, ca. 1938.

George Bernard Larson was born May 31, 1891. He arrived in Council Bluffs in 1914, having left behind a job as a draftsman in Boston. Larson worked as an architect for most of his career in Council Bluffs and Omaha. He did November 14, 1956 at the age of 65.[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, 1938-1941

Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1944-1955

Educational & Professional Associations

1905-1906: student, Mayville High School, Mayville, North Dakota.[3]

1906-1908: student, Fargo High School, Fargo, North Dakota.[3]

1908-1910: student, Armour Institute, Chicago, Illinois.[3]

1910-1912: student, Columbia University, New York, New York.[3]

1912-1913: draftsman, J. W. Chapman, Architect, New York, New York.[3]

1913-1914: draftsman, Putnam & Cox, Architects, Boston, Massachusetts.[3]

1914-1935: architect and partner in charge, J. Christopher Jensen, Council Bluffs, Iowa.[3]

1927: Registered Professional Architect, Iowa, July 1, 1927, #43.[3]

1938: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, January 25, 1938, A-13.[3]

1939-1954: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

Two Power Houses (1935-1936), Loup River Public Power District, Columbus, Nebraska.[3]



1. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed May 25, 2010,

2. “Larson,” Omaha World Herald (November 18,1956), 15D:4.

3. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, December 14, 1937. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.

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Page Citation

D. Murphy, “George Bernard Larson (1891-1956), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 9, 2015. Accessed, April 20, 2021.

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