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==Buildings & Projects==
==Buildings & Projects==
Cairo Grade and High School (1914), Cairo, Nebraska.[[#References|[3:8][4]]]
Cairo Grade and High School (1914), Cairo, Nebraska.[[#References|[3:8][4]]]
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American Legion Hall (1923), Albion, Nebraska.[[#References|[3:161]]]
American Legion Hall (1923), Albion, Nebraska.[[#References|[3:161]]]
Haach Duplex (1923), Kearney, Nebraska.[[#References|[3:48]]]
Haach Duplex (n.d.), Kearney, Nebraska.[[#References|[3:48]]]

Latest revision as of 13:39, 6 March 2019

Columbus, Nebraska, 1914-1923


George Grabe, Columbus and Fremont, Nebraska

John Peter Helleberg, Sr., Kearney, Nebraska

The Grabe & Helleberg partnership formed in July of 1914; successor firm of Wurdeman & Grabe, Architects.[1]

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.

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Scribner Public School, 1922-1923 (D. Murphy)

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Columbus, Nebraska, 1914-1923

Lineage of the Firm

1911-1913: Wurdeman & Grabe, Architects, Columbus, Nebraska.

1914-1923: Grabe & Helleberg, Architects, Columbus, Nebraska.

1923-1946: John P. Helleberg, Architect, Kearney, Nebraska.[3][4][a]

1952-1983: Helleberg & Helleberg, Architects, Kearney, Nebraska, 1946-1983.

Buildings & Projects

Cairo Grade and High School (1914), Cairo, Nebraska.[3:8][4]

Cody Grade and High School (1914), Cody, Nebraska.[4]

Schuyler High School (1915), Schuyler, Nebraska.[4]

Stromsburg Public Library (1915-1917), 113 E 5th, Stromsburg, Nebraska. (PK04-007)

Winner High School (1916), Winner, South Dakota.[4]

Niobrara Grade and High School (1916), Niobrara, Nebraska.[4]

Smith National Bank (1917), St. Edward, Nebraska.[3:61]

Freidhof Department Store and Office (1917), Columbus, Nebraska.[3:62]

Farley Garage (1917), Cedar Rapids, Nebraska.[3:65]

Newman Grove Grade School (1917), Newman Grove, Nebraska.[4]

Primrose School (1917), Primrose, Nebraska.[4]

Clarksville Township Carnegie Library (1917-1918), NW Corner Amity & Green, Clarks, Nebraska.[3:70] (MK04-002)

Newman Grove School (1918), Newman Grove, Nebraska.[2]

Double Store for Strain & Lancaster (1918), Gregory, South Dakota.[2]

Security Bank (1918), Winner, South Dakota.[2]

William Ripp house (1918), Cedar Rapids, Nebraska.[2]

Store for J. A. Desch (1918), Central City, Nebraska.[2]

Alexandria Grade and High School (1918), Alexandria, South Dakota.[4]

Herrick School (1918-1919), Herrick, South Dakota.[4][5][b]

Monroe Grade and High School (1918-1919), Monroe, Nebraska.[3:102]

Bank (1919), Monroe, Nebraska.[3:113]

Sandin Auto Company Garage (1920), Aurora, Nebraska.[3:128]

Gottberg Auto Garage (1920-1921), 2801 13th St, Columbus, Nebraska.[3:130]

Evans Hospital (1920), Columbus, Nebraska.[3:134]

Delmont Grade and High School (1920), Delmont, South Dakota.[3:131][4]

Proposal for Winner Grade School (1920), Winner, South Dakota.[4]

Band Stand (1921), Columbus, Nebraska.[3:143]

Loma Grade and High School (1922), Loma, Nebraska.[4]

Scribner Public School (1922-1923), Pebble at Main, Scribner, Nebraska.[4] (DD10-056)

American Legion Hall (1923), Albion, Nebraska.[3:161]

Haach Duplex (1923), Kearney, Nebraska.[3:48]


a. Successor firm to Grabe & Helleberg.[3][4]

b. The Herrick, South Dakota, School was a combined grade and high school building. Thank you to Liz Almlie, South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office, for correcting this entry and providing the American Contractor citation ([5]), October 11, 2017.


1. Columbus Telegram (July 24, 1914), 1.

2. The American Contractor (March 23, 1918), 60, (This is a fireproof building of brick, terracotta, and concrete; four storeys with a basement, measuring 89 by 139 feet.), accessed through Google Books on January 12, 2012, http://books.google.com/books?id=UCJYAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA10-PA64&lpg=RA10-PA64&dq=f+w+clarke,+architect,+york+hotel,+nebraska&source=bl&ots=-QV--qNAlx&sig=yQZ--Gvu9ph8VGJ7unfHB-6P9QU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=whYPT97eOov9iQLF9M3fDQ&sqi=2&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=f%20w%20clarke%2C%20architect%2C%20york%20hotel%2C%20nebraska&f=false

3. “Project Listings,” TS ([Kearney, NE]: Rex S. Helleberg, Architect, [1985]). Copy in Nebraska State Historical Society, Historic Preservation Division, Architect file.

4. “Helleberg & Helleberg, Architects & Engineers,” TS ([Kearney, NE]: The firm, [1985]). Copy in Nebraska State Historical Society, Historic Preservation Division, Architect file.

5. The American Contractor 40 (September 6, 1919): 60C.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Grabe & Helleberg, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 18, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, July 6, 2020.

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