Homer Milton Turner (1906-1970), Architect

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Fremont, Nebraska, 1950-1969
Homer Turner, ca. 1951.

Homer Milton Turner was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 23, 1906.[2] 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 [3], 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.[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

Fremont, Nebraska, 1950-1969

Educational & Professional Associations

1913-1925: Indianapolis Public School System.[5]

1923-1925: student apprentice, Mr. Wilson E. Parker, Architect, Indianapolis, Indiana.[5]

1925-1928: architect draftsman, Mr. V.A. Matteson, Architect, Chicago, Illinois.[5]

1928-1930: architectural draftsman, Thornton & Rodecker, Architects, Indianapolis, Indiana.[5]

1929-1930: architectural composition under sponsorship Professor Martin, M.I.T.[5]

1929-1930: Special Structural Engineering course sponsored by Purdue University, conducted by Indiana extension, Indianapolis, Indiana.[5][a]

Ca. early 1930’s: P.W.A., W.P.A., etc.[5]

1933: architectural draftsman, Russ and Harrison, Architects, Indianapolis, Indiana.[5]

1934-1941: M.L. Simons, Architect, Indianapolis, Indiana.[5]

1941-1942: draftsman, Toledo Ohio Shipyards (U.S. Coast Guard).[5]

1942-1943: Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company, Evansville, Indiana.[5]

1945-1947: Engineering Company, Madisonville, Kentucky.[5]

1947-19__: George Grabe, Architect, Fremont, Nebraska.[5]

1951: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-236, February 13, 1951.[5]

Buildings & Projects

Addition (1955), Dodge County Hospital, Fremont, Nebraska.[4]

Howard Elementary School (1962), 3rd & Howard, Fremont, Nebraska.[4]


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.


1. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed August 10, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd1045692.aspx

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 716, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

3. “Turner Services Set For Tuesday,” Fremont Tribune (March 2, 1970), 2:4.

4. Thomas Lee Kaspar, comp. Inventory of architectural records in the archives of Davis Fenton Stange Darling, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska. 1996. Nebraska State Historical Society, RG3748, Box 16.

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.

Page Citation

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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