John B. Slack (1915-1998), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1974-1976

John B. Slack was born August 12, 1915. He was an architect with HDR, Inc. before becoming a partner in Purdy & Slack, Architects. Slack was married to Patti, with whom he shared two children, ten grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Slack died July 31, 1998 in Douglas, 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, 1974-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1973: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-1156, September 4, 1973.[1]

1974-1978: architect, HDR, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1979-1980: not listed, Omaha, Nebraska

1985-1998: architect and principal, Purdy & Slack, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][3]

Buildings & Projects


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1974.


1. “Professional license results for John B. Slack,” Nebraska State Board of Engineers and Architects Website, accessed August 6, 2008, <>

2. Sixty-second Annual Report, Nebraska State Board of Engineers and Architects: July 1, 1999-June 30, 2000 (Lincoln: 2000).

3. “Slack-John B.,” Omaha World-Herald (August 1, 1998), 10:4.

4. Number: 367-09-9550; Issue State: Michigan; Issue Date: Before 1951; U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “John B. Slack (1915-1998), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 23, 2015. Accessed, May 31, 2020.

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