Richard W. Grant (1862-1939), Architect
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
Beatrice, Nebraska, 1890-1938
Educational & Professional Associations
1870s: High School, Beatrice, Nebraska.
ca. 1884: special engineering student, University of Illinios.[b]
1885-1888: with N. S. Spencer, Architect, Beatrice, Nebraska.[a]
1888-1902: architect, 104 S 6th, Beatrice, Nebraska.[a]
1902: architect and partner, Berlinghof & Grant, Architects, Beatrice, Nebraska.
1904-1939: architect, Beatrice, Nebraska.
1938: Registered Professional Architect September 28, 1938, A-82.
Buildings & Projects
North Platte High School (ca. 1900), North Platte, Nebraska. (LN06-027)
Samuel D. Kilpatrick house (1904-1905), 701 N. 7th, Beatrice, Nebraska. (GA03-166) National Register narrative
Geneva Carnegie Library (1911-1913) 1043 G, Geneva, Nebraska. (FM05-046)
Fairfield Carnegie Library (1913), SW Corner 5th & D, Fairfield, Nebraska. (CY05-004) National Register narrative
Tekamah Carnegie Library (1914), SW Corner 13th & L, Tekamah, Nebraska. (BT06-043) National Register narrative
Wymore Carnegie Library (1914-1919), 1021 W B, Wymore, Nebraska. (GA15-011)
Hanover Lutheran Church (n.d.), rural Gage County.
a. In 1888 Grant purchased the firm of N. S. Spencer and began practicing for himself. The 1888 city directory also lists him this year as a contractor and builder.
b. Grant states in his application to practice architecture, 1938, that he worked under Professor Riecker while at the University of Illinois.
1. Hugh J. Dobbs. History of Gage County, Nebraska. Lincoln: Western Publishing & Engraving Co., 1918, pp. 578-79.
2. North Platte Evening Telegraph (August 1, 1900): 1:2.
3. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
4. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, August 4, 1938. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.
5. State Library Commission files.
D. Murphy, “Richard W. Grant (1862-1939), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 3, 2013. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, February 25, 2021.
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