Leonard A. Davis (1856-1919) , Architect

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South Omaha, 1880s-1915; and Omaha, Nebraska, 1916

Leonard A. Davis was born in Seymour, Connecticut in September 1857, and came to South Omaha in the 1880s as the architect in charge of the Cudahy Plant, as well as the construction of local refrigeration plants for the Hammond Packing Company.[4][5] He was married to Florence.[4][5] Davies died in Seymour, Connecticut in 1919.

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.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

South Omaha, Nebraska, 1902-1903, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1915

Omaha, Nebraska, 1916

Educational & Professional Associations

1880s-1910: architect, South Omaha, Nebraska.

1902: employee, Cudahy’s, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

Hammond Packing Company refrigeration plant (ca. 1880-1889), Omaha, Nebraska.[6]

Saint Martin of Tours Episcopal Church (1899-1900), 2312 J St., Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0014-014) National Register narrative

E. Howland house (1900), 1618 S 32nd Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[1][3] (DO09:0202-005)


a. Not found in 1880 federal census in Douglas County.


1. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 88.

2. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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

4. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Leonard A. Davis,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

5. 1910 United States Census, s.v. “Leonard A. Davis,” South Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

6. “L.A. Davis is Dead; Prominent South Sider,” Omaha World-Herald (July 23, 1919), 5.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Leonard A. Davis (1856-1919) , Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, November 21, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, June 4, 2020.

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