Howard Edward Jepsen (1904-1957), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1936-1957
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Howard E. Jepsen, ca. 1937.

Howard Edward Jepsen was born February 12, 1904. He practiced architecture in Omaha, Nebraska in various partnerships.[2][3] Howard Jepsen died on November 20, 1957 in Papillion, Nebraska.[4]

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, 1936-1942, 1941-1956

Educational & Professional Associations

1910-1918: Lothrop Grade School, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1918-1923: Central High School, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1923-1924: junior draftsman, John Latenser & Sons, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1924-1928: Bachelor of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.[3]

1925-1926: draftsman, John Latenser & Sons, Omaha, Nebraska.[3][a]

1927-1927: draftsman, Ferrand & Fitch, Architects, St. Louis, Missouri.[3]

1928-1930: draftsman, E.E. Christopher Loudermann Builders, St. Louis, Missouri.[3]

1930-1931: draftsman, John Latenser & Sons, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1931-1932: in private practice, St. Louis, Missouri.[3]

1933: architect, Historic American Buildings Survey in Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska.[3][b]

1933-1937: in private practice, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1936-1937: estimator and spec writer, Home Owners’ Loan Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1938: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-98; June 3, 1939.[3]

1939-1945: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1946: architect, Peter Kiewit & Sons, Omaha, Nebraska.

No 1947 directory.

1949-1955: architect and partner, Brigham & Jepsen, Omaha, Nebraska.[c]

1956-1957: architect and partner, Jepsen & Dunbar, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

Building (1935), 726 N 57th Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[1] (DO09:0438-046)

Home for World Family (1935), south of Corby St. on the west side of 55th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[5][6][7]

Honors & Awards

1935: Winner, Omaha World Herald Home Design Competition, Home for World Family, Omaha, Nebraska.[5][6][7]

Publications & Writings

Howard E. Jepsen, "Better Small Home Design" Omaha World-Herald (April 13, 1941), 3-F.


a. General drawings of schools and institutions, scale model of present and future University of Nebraska campus, supervised construction of Omaha grade school.[3]

b. Measured drawings of historical building, under the supervision of Charles W. Steinbaugh, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

c. Neither Norman R. Brigham nor Jepsen listed the partnership in the directory; however they worked out of adjacent rooms in the same office building.


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

2. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed May 18, 2010,

3. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, December 30, 1937. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.

4. Robert Edward Jepsen to David Murphy, "Howard Edward Jepsen" Email (December 29, 2018).

5. "World Home Under Study" Omaha World-Herald (February 17, 1935), 4-A.

6. "H.E. Jepsen's Design Wins House Prize" Omaha World-Herald (March 17, 1935), 1-A and 9-A.

7. "This Talk Addressed to Mrs. Harold World" Omaha World-Herald (March 22, 1935), 20.

8. "Better Small Home Design" Omaha World-Herald (April 13, 1941), F-1.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Howard Edward Jepsen (1904-1957), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 30, 2020. Accessed, July 5, 2020.

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