Henry Donald Frankfurt (1884-1963), Architect

From E Nebraska History
Jump to: navigation, search
Omaha, Nebraska, 1909-1915; Wichita Falls, Texas, 1920

Henry Donald Frankfurt was born on October 11, 1884 in Dubuque, Iowa.[4][5][7] He was an architect who practiced in Omaha. Architecture seems to have been a family interest as his sister Martha worked as a stenographer in an architect's office.[4] Frankfurt married a woman named Frieda and had five children with her.[5] After leaving Nebraska for Texas, Frankfurt worked in oil refinery.[5] Frankfurt died on June 4, 1963 in Houston, Texas. [7]

N 33 St 001.w.jpg
Melrose Apartments, 1916 (Lynn Meyer)

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

Columbus, Nebraska, 1911

Omaha, Nebraska, 1910-1920

Educational & Professional Associations

1909: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[8]

ca. 1909: architect and partner, Willis & Frankfurt, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1910: architect/superintendent, 840 Omaha National Bank Building, Omaha, Nebraska.

1911-1912: Unlisted, Omaha, Nebraska.

1913-1915: architect, 1614 Harney, Unlisted, Omaha, Nebraska.

1920: oil refiner, Wichita Falls, Texas.[5]

Buildings & Projects


Colonial Hotel Apartments (1909), 144 S. 38th, Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0319-033)

Residence for J.P. Shirley (1911), Albion, Nebraska.[6]

Bungalow for M.G. Needham (1911), Albion, Nebraska.[6]

House (1913), 1721 S. 12th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0115-124)

Apartment (1913), 2405 Evans St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0227-011)

Rowhouse (1913), 2919 Dodge, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0209-060)

Rowhouse (1913), 811 Worthington Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0064-009)

Douglas Apartments (1913), 213 S. 26th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0209-010)

Hudson Apartments (1913), 207 S. 26th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0209-009)

Apartment (1913), 206 Paxton Court, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0209-011)

H. Frankfurt house (1914), 1301 S 27th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:72, 3]

Stratford Terrace Apartments (1914), 2922 Jackson, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:138, 3] (DO09:0207-044)

Harney Apartments (1914), 3005 Harney St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0210-017)

Apartment (1914), 315 S. 27th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0209-029)

House (1914), 1303 S. 27th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0203-002)

Rowhouse (1914), 618 N. 33rd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0214-007)

Rowhouse (1914), 624 N. 33rd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0214-008)

Duplex (1915), 523 Park Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0207-056)

Duplex (1915), 2418 Hickory St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0201-016)

Duplex (1915), 2508 Hickory St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0201-019)

Duplex (1915), 2422 Hickory St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0201-017)

Duplex (1915), 2502 Hickory St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0201-018)

Berkeley Apartments (1915), 649 S. 19th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[2][3] (DO09:0122-052) National Register narrative

Wayne Apartments (1915), 2719 Dewey Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0207-004)

Dewey Apartments (1915), 3301 Dewey Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0208-022)

Hotel Irwin (1915), 608 S. 17th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0122-064)

Victoria Apartments (1915), 317 S. 27th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0209-030)

Apartment (1915), 215 Paxton Court, Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0209-013)

Mayfair Apartments (ca. 1915), 2222 Howard, Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0122-016)

Rowhouse (1915), 610 N. 33rd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0214-005)

Rowhouse (1915), 614 N. 33rd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0214-006)

Melrose Apartments (1916), 602 N. 33rd, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][3] (DO09:0214-003) National Register narrative

Adelaide Apartments (1916), 4914 Dodge St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO090:0433-012)

Hasting & Hayden Apartment Bldg (1916), 1954 Jones, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:139]

Milton Apartments (1916), 1954 Jones St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0122-048)

Fairview Apartments (1917), 706 N. 50th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0435-006)


Brown-Neslund House (n.d.), 120 West 9th, Cozad, Nebraska. (DS02-025)


a. Not found in federal census in U.S. in 1930. Texas is one of the few states included in the Heritage Quest file for 1930.


1. Landmarks, Inc., "An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings" (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980).

2. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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

4. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “Henry E. Frankfurt,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

5. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “Henry Frankfurt,” Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

6. "Columbus, Nebraska," American Contractor 32:21 (May 27, 1911): 63.

7. Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

8. Hendricks' commercial register of the United States (New York: S. E. Hendricks Co., 1891-1900), 22. Accessed October 10, 2018 via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015055430030;view=1up;seq=136

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Henry Donald Frankfurt (1884-1963), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 24, 2018. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 18, 2022.

Contact the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office with questions or comments concerning this page, including any problems you may have with broken links (see, however, the Disclaimers link at the bottom of this page). Please provide the URL to this page with your inquiry.