Herman H. Lemm (1853- ), Architect

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St. Louis, Missouri, 1887-1901; Omaha, Nebraska, 1904-1928

Herman H. Lemm was born in 1853 in Germany. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1881 and worked as a superintendent in Omaha and Benson. Lemm was married to Johanna and had six children.[3][5]

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, 1905, 1906, 1910, 1918, 1921

Educational & Professional Associations

ca. 1887-ca. 1901: architect, St. Louis, Missouri.[4][5][6]

1904: superintendent, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1905: No Directory.

1906-1907: architect and partner, Barstow & Lemm, Omaha, Nebraska.

1908: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1910: architect and superintendent, Benson, Nebraska.[3]

1911-1915: Unlisted, Omaha, Nebraska.

1916-1927: No Directories.

1928: draftsman, Omaha, Nebraska.[b]

Buildings & Projects

Hunziker Building (1906), 1208-1212 S. 10th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0117-028)

Building for C. Kopald (1914), 512 S 31st St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:79][2] (DO09:0208-002)

Flora Apartments (1914), 2561 Jones St., Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0207-030)



1. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: Landmarks Heritage Presrvation Commission, 1980).

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

3. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “Herman H. Lemm,” Benson, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

4. "Courthouse Committee," The Windsor Weekly Review (January 28, 1887), 2.

5. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

6. "Courthouse Committee" The Windsor Review Windsor, Missouri (January 28, 1887), 2. Accessed January 12, 2018 via https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15628698/the_windsor_review/

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Herman H. Lemm (1853- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 7, 2017 http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, July 11, 2020.

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