Max Edgar Carr (1919-2013), Architect

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Columbus, Nebraska, 1954-1976

Max Edgar (Ike) Carr was born on October 29, 1919 near Springview, in Keya Paha County, Nebraska to Harry and Ella Carr. He grew up and attended high school in Bassett, Nebraska. He attended the University of New Mexico to study civil engineering for two years before enlisting to fight in World War II. He co-piloted a B-17 for the Air Force, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the European theater combat medal. He married Marie Chicoine on January 1, 1945. They moved to Columbus, Nebraska where Carr worked for more than 30 years at Reed, Veach, Wurdenman & Associates, Inc. He died on December 23, 2013 in New Mexico.[3][4][5]

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

Columbus, Nebraska, 1954-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

____: Civil Engineering student, University of New Mexico.[3]

____: Bachelor's of Science, Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[3][a]

1949-1958: architect, Wurdeman & Wurdeman Architects, Columbus, Nebraska.

1958-1969: architect, Reed, Wurdeman & Associates, Architects and Engineers, Columbus, Nebraska. (the two firms merge into one)

1969-1982: architect, Reed, Veach, Wurdeman & Associates, Inc., Columbus, Nebraska.[3][5]

1954: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-316; December 18, 1954.[1][2]

1998: retired, living in Columbus, Nebraska.

2003: Architect Emeritus, Columbus, Nebraska.[1]

2005: Emeritus status expired, May 31, 2005.[2]

Buildings & Projects


a. This was funded by the G.I. Bill.

b. Special thanks to architectural historian Catherine Cramer of Tucson, Arizona for Reference number [4].


1. “Searchable Roster of Licensees: Emeritus Licensees,” Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects, CD, 2003.

2. “Professional license results for Max Edgar Carr,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed October 15, 2013

3. “Max Edgar ‘Ike’ Carr,”, April 21, 2014, accessed October 23, 2014,

4. "Max Edgar (Ike) Carr" La Paz-Graham's Funeral Home Obituaries. In file.

5. Catherine Cramer to David Murphy, "Max Carr Info" Email correspondence. June 20, 2018.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Max Edgar Carr (1919-2013), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, September 12, 2018. Accessed, December 1, 2020.

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