Rex Staal Helleberg (1928-2004), Architect

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Kearney, Nebraska, 1956-1985

Rex Staal Helleberg was born on September 9, 1928 in Kearney to John and Elena (Staal) Helleberg. He received his Master's in Architecture at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He joined the prolific Kearney firm of his father and brother, Helleberg & Helleberg, Architects. In 1989, Helleberg moved to Pennsylvania where he taught architecture and did architectural consulting. Rex He married Marilyn in 1969, and they had two sons and a daughter. Helleberg died November 18, 2004 in Pennsylvania.[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.

Educational & Professional Associations

ca.1946: graduate, Kearney High School

ca.1952: BA Architecture, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska.[2]

ca.1954: Master's of Architecture, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska.[2]

1956-1969: architect, Helleberg & Helleberg, Architects

1964: member, American Institute of Architects.[#References|[2]]]

1969-1985: partner and owner, Helleberg & Helleberg, Architects

Buildings & Projects



1. “Project Listings,” TS ([Kearney, NE]: Rex S. Helleberg, Architect, [1985]). Copy in Nebraska State Historical Society, Historic Preservation Division, Architect files.

2. "Obituaries," Kearney Hub (November 22, 2004).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Rex Staal Helleberg (1928-2004), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 6, 2019. Accessed, August 13, 2020.

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