Homer Milton Turner (1906-1970), Architect
Homer Milton Turner was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 23, 1906. Turner was living in Fremont since 1947, where he served as director of the Nebraska Chapter Board of the American Institute of Architects, past president of the Fremont Kiwanis Club, past member of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a member of the Nebraska and National American Institute of Architects, Eneriters of National A.D.A., Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, Shrine Club, Mobile Nobles, and Nebraska Selective Service.
In his personal life, Turner married Henrietta Hoffman on May 14, 1947 , and had three sons Robert H. Turner, Ted N. Turner, and James Richard Turner. Turner died on March 1, 1970. He was survived by his wife, children, three grandchildren, and two sisters: Miss Ruth Turner and Mrs. J. O. Peasley, both of Indianapolis.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Fremont, Nebraska, 1950-1969
Educational & Professional Associations
1913-1925: Indianapolis Public School System.
1923-1925: student apprentice, Mr. Wilson E. Parker, Architect, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1925-1928: architect draftsman, Mr. V.A. Matteson, Architect, Chicago, Illinois.
1928-1930: architectural draftsman, Thornton & Rodecker, Architects, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1929-1930: architectural composition under sponsorship Professor Martin, M.I.T.
Ca. early 1930’s: P.W.A., W.P.A., etc.
1933: architectural draftsman, Russ and Harrison, Architects, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1934-1941: M.L. Simons, Architect, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1941-1942: draftsman, Toledo Ohio Shipyards (U.S. Coast Guard).
1942-1943: Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company, Evansville, Indiana.
1945-1947: Engineering Company, Madisonville, Kentucky.
1951: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-236, February 13, 1951.
Buildings & Projects
Addition (1955), Dodge County Hospital, Fremont, Nebraska.
Howard Elementary School (1962), 3rd & Howard, Fremont, Nebraska.
a. Registration application gives the dates 1929-1940, but the Board entered a question mark beside the entry. The editor anticipates this date to be more accurately entered as 1929-1930.
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3. “Turner Services Set For Tuesday,” Fremont Tribune (March 2, 1970), 2:4.
5. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, October 17, 1950. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.
D. Murphy, “Homer Milton Turner (1906-1970), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 31, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, May 31, 2020.
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