Glen Wesley Bouton (1914-1989), Architect

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Boulder, Colorado, 1936-1938; Hastings, Nebraska, 1945-1961

Glen Wesley Bouton was born in Boulder, Colorado, on May 24, 1914.[1] In his early twenties, from 1934-1938, Bouton studied architecture through the International Correspondence School.[1] Immediately after, Bouton attended the Beaux Arts Institute from 1938-1939.[1] He began his own practice in Hastings in 1945, which he maintained through 1961. Bouton was elected Vice President of the Nebraska Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) from 1948-1950.[1] He died on August 26th, 1989.[2]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the Format and contents of Nebraska architect entries page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Boulder, Colorado, 1936-1938

Hastings, Nebraska, 1945-1961

Educational & Professional Associations

1936-1938: draftsman, Boulder, Colorado.

1939: senior draftsman, G. Meredith Mustek.[1]

1939-1941: chief draftsman, Goodrich & Krusmark.[1]

1941-1945: architect, Byrne Org.[1]

1945: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-158; November 2, 1945.[3]

1945-1961: architect, Hastings, Nebraska.[1][a]

Buildings & Projects

City Gas Company Office & Warehouse (1949), Hastings, Nebraska.[1]

Gymtorium (1949), Hastings, Nebraska.[1]

County Community Hospital (1954), Minden, Nebraska.[1]

Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Company Office (1954), Hastings, Nebraska.[1]

Gymnasium (1955), Geneva, Nebraska.[1]

National Guard Armory (1955), Holdrege, Nebraska.[1]

National Guard Readiness Center (1956), 201 N 6th, Seward, Nebraska. (SW09-259)


a. Last Hastings directory listing, 1961.


1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 55, accessed on March 3, 2010,

2. Social Security Death Index online;

3. “Professional license results for Glen Wesley Bouton,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed October 8, 2013,

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Glen Wesley Bouton (1914-1989), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, September 9, 2014. Accessed, August 8, 2022.

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