Kenneth E. Nelson (1924-1981), Architect

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Omaha, 1954-1976, and Broken Bow, Nebraska, 1974-1975

Kenneth E. Nelson was born in 1924. He lived in Omaha and was married to Leah, with whom he had a son and a daughter. He spent most of his career working with Steele, Sandham & Steele, staying as it evolved into Steele, Sandham & Weinstein and Steele, Weinstein & Associates In the latter part of his career, Nelson worked as an architect engineer for Commodore Properties, Inc. and Med Facilities. Nelson died May 10, 1981.[1][2]

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

Broken Bow, Nebraska, 1974-1975

Omaha, Nebraska, 1954-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1949: architectural draftsman, Edward J. Sessinghaus, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

No 1950 directory.

1951-1954: engineer, Steele, Sandham & Steele, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1955-1958: assistant superintendent, Leo A. Daly Company, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1959-1963: associate, Steele, Sandham & Weinstein Company, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1964-1971: associate, Steele, Weinstein & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1972-1974: architect engineer, Commodore Properties, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska.

1975-1977: architect engineer, Med Facilities, Omaha, Nebraska.[b]

Buildings & Projects


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1949.

b. Last Omaha directory listing, 1977.


1. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed June 1, 2010,

2. “Nelson,” Omaha World Herald (May 12, 1981), 26:1.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Kenneth E. Nelson (1924-1981), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 26, 2015. Accessed, February 1, 2023.

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