Mendelssohn & Fisher, Architects
Louis Mendelssohn, Omaha, Nebraska
George Lee Fisher, Omaha, Nebraska
Mendelssohn & Fisher was the successor architectural firm to Dufrene & Mendelssohn, an early Omaha practice. The firm continued to evolve with the addition of Harry Lawrie, until it segued into a partnership without Mendelssohn.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Omaha, Nebraska, 1885-1887
Lineage of the Firm
1881-1885: Dufrene & Mendelssohn, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska
1885-1886: Mendelssohn & Fisher, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1893-1913: Fisher & Lawrie, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1885: employed George A. Berlinghof (1858-1944), Architect, as draftsman.
Buildings & Projects
Duncan Finlayson house (1886), 2017 Binney, Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0140-126)
Ramge Bldg (1886), 15th & Harney, Omaha, Nebraska.
House (1888), 3122 Chicago St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0212-051)
House (1889), 831 S. 28th St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0205-108)
Commercial Building (1889), 1207 Howard St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0121-061)
J. T. May house (n.d.), Fremont, Nebraska.
Moline Plow Company Building (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.
McCord & Brady Building (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.
Paddock Building (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.
Morrison Building (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.
First National Bank Building (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.
William A. Paxton Building (n.d.), 16th & Farnam, Omaha, Nebraska.
First Congregational Church (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.
Exposition Building (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.
Union Pacific Hospital (n.d.), Denver, Colorado.
a. Retirement of George Fisher announced, January 1, 1887.
b. Fisher rejoins the firm, January 1, 1888.
c. Mendelssohn's 1896 Omaha City Directory listing, "Moved to Europe."
1. “Mendelssohn & Lawrie,” The [Omaha] Herald (January 1, 1887).
2. “Mendelssohn & Lawrie,” Omaha Daily Bee, Annual Review (January 1, 1888).
3. Mendelssohn & Fisher, “Residence Built for H. F. Cady, Esq., Nebraska City, Nebraska,” American Architect and Building News 20 (October 2, 1886), plate 562.
4. J. T. May house, Plans & specs. (copy, NSHS Archives).
5. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: Landmarks Heritage Presrvation Commission, 1980).
6. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
7. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.
8. St. Croix Architecture (May 24, 2011). www.stcroixarchitecture.com
D. Murphy, “Mendelssohn & Fisher, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 24, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, May 31, 2020.
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