Howard J. Strong Associates, Architects

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Norfolk, Nebraska, 1954-1963

When the legendary building career of Norfolk's J.C. Stitt ended, his practice was succeeded by the partnership of Howard Strong and Elbert Watson. Versions of this partnership continued to practice in Norfolk until the 1960s, when Strong began a career for the University of Nebraska.[1]

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.

Lineage of the Firm

1889-1949: James C. Stitt (1866-1949), Architect, Norfolk, Nebraska.

1949-1953: Watson & Strong, Architects, Norfolk, Nebraska.

1954-1963: Howard J. Strong Associates, Architects, Norfolk, Nebraska.

1964-1967: Simpson-Strong Architects, Inc., Norfolk, Nebraska.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Norfolk, Nebraska, 1954-1963

Other Associations

Buildings & Projects


Nuernberger Store (1954), Wakefield, Nebraska.[1]

O'Neill Public School (1954), O'Neill, Nebraska.[1]

R.B. Hoffman Mortuary (1954), Elgin, Nebraska.[1]

Marshall Chapel Mortuary (1955), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Atkinson Public School (1955), Atkinson, Nebraska.[1]

St. Frances Convent (1955), Randolph, Nebraska.[1]

Central Electric & Gas Offices (1955), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Naper Public School (1956), Naper, Nebraska.[1]

Mount Olive Lutheran Church (1956), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

First Presbyterian Church (1956), O'Neill, Nebraska.[1]

Norfolk Schools Gym Building (1956), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Macy Public Schools (1956), Macy, Nebraska.[1]

Darryl Dewey Auto Salvage Yard (1956), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Norfolk Municipal Office Building (1957), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Reeker & Tews Office Building (1957), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Stanton Co. Rural Public Power District Headquarters Building (1957), Stanton, Nebraska.[1]

Gordon Zobel Dance Hall (1957), Winnetoon, Nebraska.[1]

Winside School Building (1957), Winside, Nebraska.[1]

Municipal Swimming Pool (1957), Bloomfield, Nebraska.[1]

Ed Prenger Vacation Cottage (1957), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Coop. Apartments (1958), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Emery Public School (1958), Emery, South Dakota.[1]

Osmond Municipal Swimming Pool (1958), Osmond, Nebraska.[1]

Pierce Municipal Swimming Pool (1958), Pierce , Nebraska.[1]

Gillette Dairy Plant (1958), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Norfolk Junior College Girls' Locker Room (1958), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Emery Municipal Auditorium (1958), Emery, South Dakota.[1]

Swimming Pool (1958), Creighton, Nebraska.[1]

Norfolk Junior College Science Building (1958), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Swimming Pool (1958), Parkston, South Dakota.[1]

Swimming Pool (1958), Wausa, Nebraska.[1]

Westside Elementary Public School (1959), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Evangelical United Brethren Church (1959), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Zion Lutheran Church (1959), Plainview, Nebraska.[1]

Sillik's Store (1959), Albion, Nebraska.[1]


E.E. Cleveland Office Building (1960), Albion, Nebraska.[1]

St. John's Lutheran Church (1960), Pilger, Nebraska.[1]

National Guard Armory (1960), O'Neill, Nebraska.[1]

Junior College Boys' Locker Room (1960), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Municipal Swimming Pool (1961), Hartington, Nebraska.[1]

National Guard Armory (1961), Chadron, Nebraska.[1]

Fremont Style Shop (1961), Fremont, Nebraska.[1]

DeLay First National Bank Drive-In (1961), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Immanuel Lutheran Church (1961), Osmond, Nebraska.[1]

Putters Jewelry (1961), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Perrigo Visual Clinic (1961), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Westgate Professional Building (1961), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

National Bank Drive-In (1961), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

National Guard Armory (1961), Wayne, Nebraska.[1]

Howells Public School (1962), Howells, Nebraska.[1]

N.W. Bell Telephone Company (1962), O'Neill, Nebraska.[1]

Grace Lutheran Church (1963), Neligh, Nebraska.[1]

N.E. Experiment Station, University of Nebraska (1963), Concord, Nebraska.[1]

Meyer's Midwest Furniture Store (1963), O'Neill, Nebraska.[1]

St. John's Lutheran Church (1963), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]

Heckman Brothers Paint Shop (1963), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]



1. Howard J. Strong Associates, Architects [Norfolk, Nebraska] (NP:nd [ca. 1966]). Photocopy on file in the State historic Preservation office.[a]

2. "Blueprints and other documents available at Strong Home-1720 S. 77th Street," Susan I. Strong, correspondence to Bob Puschendorf, Nebraska State Historical Society, January 20, 2010. In Historic Preservation Architect Files.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Howard J. Strong Associates, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 27, 2019. Accessed, November 29, 2022.

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