Joseph Lyburn Stanage (1905-1965), Architect

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Omaha, 1953, 1956-1964; and Grand Island, Nebraska, 1954-1955
Joseph Stanage, ca. 1953.

Joseph Lyburn Stanage was born in Olnet, Illinois on August 19, 1905. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Denver in 1927. Stanage got married in 1930 and went on to have two children.[1][2] Stanage died September 28, 1965.[3]

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, 1953, 1956-1964

Grand Island, Nebraska, 1954-1955

Educational & Professional Associations

1919-1923: Manual Training High School, Denver, Colorado.[3]

1927: Bachelor of Arts, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.[3]

1928: William Dobe Correspondence School, Chicago, Illinois.[1][2][3]

1928: detailer, Lang, Twitchel & Graham, Dalas, Texas.[3][a]

1928-1933: estimator, Colorado Builders Supply Company, Denver, Colorado.[3]

1929: student, Evening Vocational School, Denver, Colorado.[3]

1930: student, Beaux Arts Institute, Denver, Colorado.[3]

1931-1934: Wilson Engineering Correspondence School, Boston, Massachusetts.[3]

1935-1939: engineer, Colorado Builders Supply Company, Denver, Colorado.[3]

1940-1942: architectural drafting, Shankland-Ristine Engineers and George Bettcher, Architect, Denver, Colorado.[3]

1942-1945: engineer, Construction, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Colorado.[3]

1945-1946: architectural engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska.[3][a]

1946-1966: architect, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[3]

1951: architect, Central Air Defense Force, Kansas City, Missouri.[3]

1953: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-279; December 20, 1953.[3]

1954-19__: architect and partner, McNett, Stanange & Company, Architects, Grand Island, Nebraska.[1]

Buildings & Projects



1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 530, accessed March 3, 2010,

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 667, accessed April 4, 2010,

3. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, November 3, 1952. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Joseph Lyburn Stanage (1905-1965), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 17, 2015. Accessed, May 26, 2020.

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