Porter Hedge (1848-1903), Architect

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Lincoln, Nebraska, 1841

Born in Ohio on June 21, 1848 to George and Belinda Atkinson Hedge, Porter Hedge was raised in Iowa.[1] He served in the Fifty-first Ohio Infantry during Civil War, then was a farmer for a few years after graduating from Oskaloosa College.[1][2] He married Miss Martha E. Kisor in 1875, and they had one child, Verne, who later became his father's successor in his abstract business in Lincoln. At various times in his life, Hedge worked in real estate, abstracting, and law.[1] He continued practicing the former two of the list after moving to Lincoln in 1886, and continued to do so until his death on September 5, 1903.[1][2]

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

Lincoln, Nebraska, 1891

Educational & Professional Associations

Graduated from Oskaloosa College, Oskaloosa, Iowa. [1]

1886: partner, Hedge & Errett, law, real estate, and insurance, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1887: partner, Atkins & Hedge, Abstractors, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1889: partner, Hedge & Wheeler, Abstractors, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1890-1903: Porter Hedge, Abstractor of Title, Lincoln, Nebraska.[a]

Buildings & Projects


a. The Lincoln City Directory gives a single occasion of Hedge advertising as an architect in the classified section of the directory, 1891.


1. Andrew J. Sawyer, History of Lincoln & Lancaster County, Nebraska (Lincoln: 1916), 466, 469.

2. “Porter Hedge Dies,” Nebraska State Journal (September 6, 1903), 3:6.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Porter Hedge (1848-1903), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 12, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 15, 2021.

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