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Lincoln, 1907, and Scottsbluff, Nebraska, ca. 1915-1916; San Francisco, California, ca. 1907-1915

Samuel Church was born on May 18, 1879 in Fairmont, Nebraska, to Andrew and Susan Church.[2] In his short lifetime, Church was an architect and delineator experienced in patent and commercial drawing, initially working in Lincoln.[2] He spent eight years working in California, eighteen months of which he worked for the architectural department of the Panama-Pacific Exposition.[2] While in California, Church contracted typhoid fever, recovering, but falling ill again and eventually dying of the sickness in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, at age 38.[2]

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

Lincoln, Nebraska, 1903

Educational & Professional Associations

1907: with James H. Craddock, Architect, Lincoln, Nebraska.[2]

ca. 1907: with Warren & Ort, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.[2]

ca. 1907-1915: with architectural firms in California.[2]

ca. 1914-1915: architectural department, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco.[2]

ca. 1915: with O. J. Wehnka, Architect, Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[2]

ca. 1916: Samuel F. Church, Architect, Scottsbluff, Nebraska.[2]

Buildings & Projects

Purportedly worked on Panama-Pacific Exposition.[1]



1. Information from Otto Klima, Lincoln; NSHS Photo Collections, house at 1910 G .

2. “Obituary,” Lincoln Journal-Star (April 15, 1917), 2.

3. “Deaths,” Lincoln Star (March 20, 1917), 2.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Samuel F. Church (1879-1917), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, June 15, 2011. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, July 13, 2020.

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