George Latenser (1903-1940), Builder

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1929-1932

Youngest son of architect John L. Latenser, little is currently known of George Latenser’s short life. He appears for a brief period in directory listings associated with John Latenser & Sons, once as a superintendent with the firm. One building is attributed to him as an architect in Omaha City Building Permits. He was not an architect, however, and was primarily a builder of up-scale residential buildings.[2]

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.

Lineage of John Latenser’s Sons

1. John L. Latenser (1858-1936), Architect (John L. Latenser, 1885-1914, and Latenser & Sons, 1915-1936)

2. John Latenser, Jr. (1888-1978), Architect and Engineer (John L. Latenser, 1912-1914, and Latenser & Sons, 1915-1970)
3. John F. Latenser, MD
3. William Banks Latenser (1926-____), Architect (Latenser & Sons, 1953-1978, and Latenser & Associates, 1978-1997)
4. William B. Latenser, Jr.
4. Robert L. Latenser
4. Paul Miller Latenser, Architect (other Omaha firms, ca. 1987-2000+)
4. Matthew A. Latenser
2. Frank J. Latenser (1890-1973), Architect (John L. Latenser, 1913-1914, and Latenser & Sons, 1915-1973)
3. James Seymour Latenser, Engineer (Latenser & Sons, 1949-1956)
3. Frank Nestor "Nes" Latenser (1925-2006), Engineer (Latenser & Sons, 1948-1978)
2. George Latenser (1903-1940), Builder (With Latenser & Sons, from 1929-1932; independent builder thereafter.)

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Omaha, Nebraska, 1929-1932.

Educational & Professional Associations

1929: superintendent, John Latenser & Sons, Omaha, Nebraska.

1932: with John Latenser & Sons, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

ca. 1933-ca. 1940: Builder.[2]

Buildings & Projects

Duplex (1939), 5116 Leavenworth St., Omaha, Nebraska.[1] (DO09:0429-001)


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

2. Victor Kirkland, Omaha, telephone conversation with D. Murphy, September 11, 2018. (Victor's father, Charles Kirkland, was the son of Clarence Leo Kirkland, husband of the matriarch of the Latenser family, Josephine, daughter of John L. Latenser.)

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Page Citation

D. Murphy, “George Latenser (1903-1940), Builder,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, October 16, 2018. Accessed, February 1, 2023.

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