John F. Feight (1831- ), Architect

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Dayton, Ohio, 1880-1900

Born in August 1831 in Germany, John F. Feight was a carpenter and contractor who lived in Dayton, Ohio.[3][4][a] He may have lived for a while in Wisconsin before going to Ohio, as his oldest son was born in Wisconsin.[4] Feight is credited with designing one house in Omaha.[1][2] Feight's wife was named Eunice and they had three sons together.[3][4]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the Format and contents of Nebraska architect entries page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Educational & Professional Associations

1880: carpenter and contractor, Dayton, Ohio.[4]

1900: carpenter and contractor, Dayton, Ohio.[3]

Buildings & Projects

Mrs. Mary H. Noe house (1894), 1530 S 29th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2] (DO09:0201-004)


a. In the 1900 U. S. Census, his middle initial appears to be "G." instead of "F." but the initial is clearer on the 1880 U. S. Census and looks like an "F."

b. Feight was not found in either the 1870 or 1910 federal census.


1. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 74.

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

3. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “John G. Feight,” Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, accessed through

4. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “John F. Feight,” Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, accessed through

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “John F. Feight (1831- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 9, 2014. Accessed, September 29, 2022.

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