Samuel Ben-Ora (1896-1978), Architect

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Minneapolis, 1927-1928, 1930, and St. Paul, Minnesota, 1955; Omaha, Nebraska, 1945-1946

Samuel Ben-Ora was born in 1896 and died in 1978.[1] He started off his career as a draftsman in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to Omaha by 1945. He lived in Omaha for a short stint then moved back north to St. Paul, Minnesota.

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 Directory Listings

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1927-1928, 1930

Omaha, Nebraska, 1947

St. Paul, Minnesota, 1955

Educational & Professional Associations

1927-1928: student, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1930: draftsman, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1945: architect, UPRR, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1946: architectural draftsman, Union Pacific Rail Road, Omaha, Nebraska.

No directories, 1947-1954.

1955: draftsman, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Buildings & Projects


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1945. No Omaha directories, 1943-1944.


1. "Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002" [database on-line] (Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Samuel Ben-Ora (1896-1978), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, September 23, 2014. Accessed, August 8, 2022.

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