Max Edgar Carr (1919-2013), Architect

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Columbus, Nebraska, 1954-1976

Max Edgar (Ike) Carr was born on October 29, 1919 in Keya Paha county, Nebraska. He attended the University of New Mexico to study civil engineering for two years before enlisting to fight in World War II. He copiloted a B-17 for the Air Force. 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]

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

Columbus, Nebraska, 1954-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

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

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

____-____: architect, Reed, Veach, Wurdenman & Associates, Inc., Columbus, Nebraska.[3]

2003: Architect Emeritus, Columbus.[1]

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

Buildings & Projects

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Flying Cross.

Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.

European theater combat medal.


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


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,

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, October 9, 2014. Accessed, October 31, 2020.

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