Stanley E. Johansen (1907-1989), Architect

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South Sioux City, Nebraska, 1938-1974

Stanley E. Johansen was born March 30, 1907 in Chicago. He moved to South Sioux City in 1913 but returned to Chicago to marry Jo I. Wade on July 18, 1934. The pair produced two sons, Jan and Roger. Johansen spent the majority of his career as an associate architect with Beuttler & Arnold's firm, from. During World War II, he was the resident engineer at Sioux City Air Base. He was involved in the design of many hospitals and commercial buildings in the Siouxland area. He retired in 1971.

In addition to his architectural work, Johansen served on the Planning and Zoning Board of South Sioux City, the South Sioux City Board of Education, and the boards of several Sioux City hospitals. He also was a charter member of the First Lutheran Church, as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge of South Sioux City, the American Association of Architects of Nebraska, and the Engineers Club of Sioux City.[1]

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.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

South Sioux City, Iowa, 1938-1974

Educational & Professional Associations

1925: graduate, South Sioux City High School.[1]

1930: graduate, Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.[1]

ca. 1930-ca. 1944: associate architect, Beuttler & Arnold, Sioux City, Iowa.[1]

1938: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-62; May 10, 1938.[2]

ca. 1944-1946: resident engineer, Sioux City Air Base, Sioux City, Iowa.[1]

ca. 1946-1971: associate architect, Buettler & Arnold, Sioux City, Iowa.[1]

1971: retired.[1]

Buildings & Projects

South Sioux City Library (n.d.), South Sioux City, Nebraska.[1][a]

South Sioux City City Hall (n.d.), South Sioux City, Nebraska.[1][a]

Iron Removal Plant (n.d.), South Sioux City, Nebraska.[1][a]


a. probably for Beuttler & Arnold, Sioux City, Iowa.


1. “Johansen Rites Here,” South Sioux City Star (April 13, 1989), B7:8.

2. “Professional license results for Stanley E. Johansen,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed December 10, 2013,

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Stanley E. Johansen (1907-1989), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 29, 2015. Accessed, April 2, 2020.

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