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11. ''Howard J. Strong Associates, Architects [Norfolk, Nebraska]'' (NP:nd [ca. 1966]). Photocopy on file in the State historic Preservation office.[[#Notes|[a]]]
 
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Revision as of 15:36, 1 March 2019

Norfolk, Nebraska, 1952-1967


Howard John Strong was born June 29, 1920 in Norfolk, Nebraska.[3][6] He attended Wayne State College for two years, the University of Nebraska, and night school at the University of Southern California.[3][4] After working for Stitt for several years, he worked in several partnerships in Norfolk. He practiced privately in Norfolk, later beginning a lengthy career as the planning architect for the University of Nebraska.[4][6] His wife's name was Shirley, and they had four daughters and one son. Strong died January 13, 1997.[6]

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

Norfolk, Nebraska, 1952-1967

Educational & Professional Associations

1937-1938: draftsman, James C. Stitt, Architect.[3]

1939-1941: tool designer, North American Aviation.[8]

1941-1942: U.S. Merchant Marine school, Portland, Oregon.[10]

1943-1945: U.S. Merchant Marine, WWII.[8]

1945-1949: draftsman, James C. Stitt, Architect[3]

1949- 1953: architect and partner, Watson & Strong, Norfolk, Nebraska.[3][4]

1951: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-252; December 29, 1951.[7]

1953-1964: architect and principal, Howard J. Strong Associates, Norfolk, Nebraska.[3][4]

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

1967-1985: planning architect, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[4][6][8]

1985: staff architect, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

1992: License expired December 31, 1992.[7]

Buildings & Projects

Strong's work from 1949-1953 was accomplished on behalf of the partnership, Watson & Strong. See the Watson & Strong buildings and projects lists for more information.

Howard J. Strong House (1953), Norfolk, Nebraska.[1]


Strong's work from 1953-1964 was accomplished on behalf of the partnership, Howard J. Strong Associates. See the Howard J. Strong Associates buildings and projects lists for more information.

Mount Olive Lutheran Church (1956), Norfolk, Nebraska.[4][8]

Gillette Dairy Plant (1958), Norfolk, Nebraska.[3][11]

Norfolk Junior College Science Building (1958), Norfolk, Nebraska.[3][11]

Westside Elementary Public School (1959), Norfolk, Nebraska.[3][11]

Evangelical United Brethren Church (1959), Norfolk, Nebraska.[3][11]

Hartington Swimming Pool (1961), Hartington, Nebraska.[3][11]

Capri Motor Hotel (1961), Norfolk, Nebraska.[8]

Northeast Experiment Station (1963), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[8]


Strong's work from 1964-1967 was accomplished on behalf of the partnership, Simpson-Strong Architects, Inc.. See the Simpson-Strong Architects, Inc. buildings and projects lists for more information.

New American Legion Home (1964), York, Nebraska.[8]

General Wholesale Print Shop (1965), Norfolk, Nebraska.[3][11]

Delay First National Bank (1966), Norfolk, Nebraska.[4]

Nebraska State Game Commission Office Building (1966), Norfolk, Nebraska.[11]

Neligh High School (1966), Neligh, Nebraska.[4]


After 1967, Strong was working independently.

Social Science Building Remodel (1968), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[8]

Administration Building Remodel-Mitchell Exp. Station (1968), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[8]

Nebraska Union Cashregister Counters (1968), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[8]

Broyhill Memorial Fountain & Plaza (1968), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[9:62-63]

Strong Residence (1969), 1721 S. 77th St., Lincoln, Nebraska.[8]

General Wholesale (1969), Norfolk, Nebraska.[4][8]

Mall Proposal (1969), Lincoln, Nebraska.[8]

University of Nebraska College of Business Administration (1969), Lincoln, Nebraska.[4]

York Legion Club (1970), York, Nebraska.[8]

Assembly of God Remodel (1971), 56th & R., Lincoln, Nebraska.[8]

Howells Trinity Lutheran (1971), Howells, Nebraska.[8]

Warren United Methodist (1971), Lincoln, Nebraska.[8]

Stanton Public Schools Shop Building (1971), Stanton, Nebraska.[8]

Burke Community Hospital (1972), Burke, South Dakota.[8]

Geneva United Methodist Church (1976), Geneva, Nebraska.[8]

Dewitt United Methodist Church (1981), Dewitt, Nebraska.[8]

Leigh Public School (1982), Leigh, Nebraska.[8]

Notes

a. Photocopy on file (J. C. Stitt file), State Historic Preservation Office; includes a listing of all projects, plans, and tracings on file in the office of Howard J. Strong Associates, successor firm to Watson & Strong, Architects, which in turn was successor to J. C. Stitt, Architect. Only selected buildings have been culled from this publication for inclusion in the listings on this page, and then only those matching the dates of the above directory listings.

References

1. “Campus architect Bob Carpenter is a practical dreamer,” University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bulletin Board 49:36 (June 10, 1985), 1.

2. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed August 3, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd1043608.aspx

3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 684, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

4. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 890, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

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

6. “Strong-Howard J,” Lincoln Journal-Star (January 14, 1997), 3B:3. (Duplicate info) “Howard Strong,” "Norfolk Daily News" (January 15, 1997), 13:2.

7. “Professional license results for Howard John Strong,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed September 10, 2013, http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A252

8. "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.

9. Steve Eveans, et. al., New Architecture in Nebraska, from the Nebraska Society of Architects & the American Institute of Architects (Omaha, Nebraska: 1977).

10. "Howard J. Strong Service Resume", Susan I. Strong, correspondence to Bob Puschendorf, Nebraska State Historical Society, January 20, 2010. In Historic Preservation Architect Files.

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

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Howard John Strong (1920-1997), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 1, 2019. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 1, 2020.


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