Sam Favara (1923-1970), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1948-1970

Sam Favara, ca. 1958
Sam Favara was born September 2, 1923. He worked for the majority of his career at the Leo A. Daly Company, Architects.[1] Favara was married to Enza and had two daughters. He died in 1970.[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

1947: moved to Omaha.[1]

1948-1949: architectural draftsman, Leo A. Daly Company, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1949-1957: architect, Leo A. Daly Company, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1958: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, March 3, 1958, A-423.[1]

1958-1970: architect, Leo A. Daly Company, Omaha, Nebraska.[c]

Buildings & Projects


St. Catherine’s Hospital (1948-1949), Omaha, Nebraska.[1][a]

West Point Hospital (1948-1949), West Point, Nebraska.[1][a]

Alliance Bank (1951-1952), Alliance, Nebraska.[1][b]

Hastings State Hospital (1952-1953), Hastings, Nebraska.[1][b]

Fremont Telephone Building (1953-1954), Fremont, Nebraska.[1][b]

Clarkson Memorial Hospital, (1953-1954), Omaha, Nebraska.[1][b]

Immanuel Hospital Additions (1954-1955), Omaha, Nebraska.[1][b]

St. Michael’s Church (1954-1955), South Sioux City, Nebraska.[1][b]

Telephone Company Administration Building (1955), Omaha, Nebraska.[1][b]

Sunset Hills School (1955), Omaha, Nebraska.[1][b]

School for the Blind Dormitory (1955), Nebraska City, Nebraska.[1][b]


Laundry and Heating Plant Building for Sisters of Mercy (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[1][b]


a. Architectural draftsman on project, for Leo A. Daly Company, Architects.[1]

b. Architect in charge of architectural working drawings for project, for Leo A. Daly Company.[1]

c. Does not appear in individual listings in Omaha City Directories during this period.


1. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, April 29, 1957. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2

2. Omaha World Herald (November 20, 1970), 44:1.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Sam Favara (1923-1970), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 9, 2014. Accessed, April 1, 2020.

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