J. Jeffery Davey (1868- ), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1900-1915

J. Jeffrey Davey (1868-____), Architect Omaha, Nebraska

Very little is known of Davey. He was born in New Jersey, in March of 1868, and is first recorded in Omaha in the 1900 federal census.[b] He “disappears” after 1915, when he is last listed in city directories.

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.

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Proposed hall for Aerie #154 F. O. E., 1910 (Nebraska State Historical Society)

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Omaha, Nebraska, 1907-1917

Educational & Professional Associations

1900-1915: architect, 544 Brandeis Theater Bldg, Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

Other Associations

1909-1910: employed W. V. Kernan as draftsman.

Buildings & Projects

R. Peters & Company dwelling house (1907), 1323 S 35th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][4] (DO09:0204-069)

M. Hamlin doublehouse (1908), 526 Park Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][4] (DO09:0207-036)

J. Hamlin doublehouse (1908), 530 Park Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][4] (DO09:0207-037)

Building (1908), 1806 Emmet St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4][a] (DO09:0142-010)

J. Henry house (1909), 1327 Turner Blvd, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][4] (DO09:0204-081)

Proposed hall for Aerie #154 F. O. E. (1910) , South Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Commercial Garage (1911), 2602 Leavenworth, Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0207-029)

O.E. Berg House (1911), 115 S. 38th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3][4] (DO09:0319-027)

Store and Office Building for Anton Dworak (1911), Omaha, Nebraska.[7]

Moving Picture Theatre (cap. 600) for F.E. Goff (1911), 24th & Parker St., Omaha, Nebraska.[7]

Store Building for Frank Robbins (1911), Kimball, Nebraska.[7]

Store Building for George Herberling (1911), Omaha, Nebraska.[7]

A. Krug house (1912), 3316 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][4] (DO09:0204-085)

W. F. Callfax house (1912), 1920 S 32nd Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][4] (DO09:0200-011)

Rowhouse (1912), 1931-1937 S. 9th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0063-001)

Delmar Hotel (1916), 213 S. 24th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0124-029)


a. Listed as either J. Danby or Davey in Omaha Architect’s database.

b. While the printed index shows the spelling as “Jeffey,” it appears from the transcript itself that the spelling is “Jeffrey.”[5]


1. "Omaha World-Herald" (November 23, 1910): 6.

2. Landmarks, Inc., "An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings" (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 96, 155, 156, 173, 181, 90.

3. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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

5. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Jeffey J. Davey,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through "HeritageQuestOnline.com".

6. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “John D. Davey,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through "HeritageQuestOnline.com".

7. "Omaha, Nebraska," American Contractor 32:21 (May 27, 1911): 63.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “J. Jeffery Davey (1868- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, November 25, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, May 26, 2020.

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