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 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]

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]

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

1954-____: architect, Reed, Veach, Wurdeman & Associates, Inc., Columbus, Nebraska.[3][b]

1998: retired, living in Columbus, Nebraska.

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

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

Buildings & Projects

Honors & Awards


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

b. Very few directories were available to fill in these dates. Part of the time the firm was known as Reed, Wurdeman & Associates.


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, December 5, 2020.

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