Steele, Sandham & Steele, Architects
William LaBarthe Steele, Omaha, Nebraska
Josiah Dow Sandham, Omaha, Nebraska
William LaBarthe Steele, Jr., Omaha, Nebraska
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Omaha, Nebraska, 1946-1947, 1953-1956
Lineage of the Firm
1891-1893: Walker, Kimball & Best, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska, and Boston, Massachusetts.
1892-1899: Walker & Kimball, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska, and Boston, Massachusetts.
1900-1928: Thomas Rogers Kimball, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.
1928-1945: Kimball, Steele & Sandham, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1946-1956: Steele, Sandham & Steele, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska. [b]
1957-1963: Steele, Sandham & Weinstein Company, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1963-1969: Steele, Weinstein & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1970-1971: Steele & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1949-1955: employed Alex Weinstein.
1951-1954: employed Kenneth E. Nelson, engineer.
1953: employed James W. Nicas, draftsman.
Buildings & Projects
Omaha Fire Department Station No. 5 (ca. 1947-1948), 4702 S 25th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:69] (DO09:0183-006)
Student Health Center (n.d.), University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
a. The World-Herald notice describes the construction as a "one story building, 50 by 120 feet, ... made of concrete tilt-up walls which are laid horizontally in panels before being raised." Bids close the following Tuesday.
b. There is a floating reference to the firm, Steele, Sandham & Daxon, Architects, 1947-1952, but this is not supported by Omaha directories.
1. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: Landmarks Heritage Presrvation Commission, 1980).
2. Kay Logan-Peters to D. Murphy, email, January 21, 2008.
3. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.
4. "Engineering Firm Plans New Office, Warehouse," Sunday World-Herald (September 12, 1948): 4-F.
5. “Vital Statistics and Professional Record of William L. Steele, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska, Sept. 1941.” TS with annotations including buildings designed through the 1940s. Cf. reference . Copy in Nebraska State Historical Society, Historic Preservation Division, architect files. The buildings listed are under a sub-heading, “Typical Buildings Designed and Supervised by W. L. Steele.”
6. Kay Logan-Peters, "Agronomy Building (Keim)," in An Architectural Tour of Historic UNL (Lincoln: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, UNL Libraries, 2005). Accessed May 8, 2017. http://historicbuildings.unl.edu/building.php?b=80
D. Murphy, “Steele, Sandham & Steele, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, May 8, 2017. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, June 1, 2020.
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