Theodore H. Maenner (ca. 1891-1958), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1925-1957


Theodore H. Maenner was born around 1891 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, after which he worked as an architect in St. Louis for three years. Maenner came Omaha in 1919 to work in real estate business, and during World War 1 was a captain in the Omaha Balloon School. Maenner started his own firm, and became President of the T.H. Maenner Co., as well as T.H. Maenner, Inc.

Maenner was very involved in his community, serving as the Nebraska Republican national committeeman and serving on the National Association of Real Estate Boards. Maenner also owned and managed the Omaha and Drake Court apartments, as well as Omaha Woodmen of the World Building. He was President of the Omaha Real Estate Board, a member of the U.S. Panama Canal Board, a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, a past president of the Lions Club, a Master Mason, and a member of the Elks Club and Central United Presbyterian Church.

Maenner died in 1958, survived by his wife; a son, John R.; and daughters, Mrs. W. Russell Bowie Jr. and Mrs. Mallory Kountze, all of Omaha.[4][5]

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

Omaha, Nebraska, 1925

Educational & Professional Associations

1928-1957: president, T.H. Maenner Co., Omaha, Nebraska.[c]

Buildings & Projects

Dated

House (1919), 1830 Wirt St., Omaha, Nebraska.[a] (DO09:0140-067)

House (1919), 1921 Spencer St., Omaha, Nebraska.[a] (DO09:0140-052)

House (1919), 1925 Spencer St., Omaha, Nebraska.[a] (DO09:0140-051)

Mrs. Josephine Seabloom Hse (1919-1920), 1724 S 32nd Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0202-020)

Ramona Court Apartments (1922), 3307 Dewey Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[b] (DO09:0208-014)

Duplex (1923), 118 N. 41st. St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0321-046)

Duplex (1923), 3852 Cass St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0323-041)

Duplex (1923), 3148 Mason St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0206-055)

House (1923), 5411 Western Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-158)

Nebraska Childrens Home (1923), 3549 Fontenelle Blvd, Omaha, Nebraska.[2][3] (DO09:0338-001)

Delta Tau Delta/Alpha Tau Omega (1925), 1433 R St., Lincoln, Nebraska. (LC13:D09-513)

Commercial Building (1925), 1901 Leavenworth St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0121-002)

House (1925), 730 Happy Hollow Blvd., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0438-007)

House (1925), 678 N. 57th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-041)

House (1925), 678 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-072)

House (1925), 706 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-077)

House (1925), 763 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-053)

House (1925), 5805 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-098)

House (1925), 5618 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-091)

House (1925), 735 J.E. George Blvd., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-105)

House (1926), 747 J.E. George Blvd., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-102)

House (1926), 5811 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-099)

House (1926), 709 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-065)

House (1926), 732 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-083)

House (1926), 736 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-084)

House (1926), 5806 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-093)

House (1926), 662 N. 59th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0436-092)

House (1926), 668 N. 57th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0436-054)

House (1926), 665 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0436-067)

House (1926), 727 N 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-060)

House (1926), 674 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-070)

House (1926), 755 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-055)

House (1926), 1109 N. 56th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-148)

House (1926), 5803 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-087)

House (1926), 668 N. 59th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0436-095)

House (1926), 5814 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-095)

House (1927), 5812 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-094)

House (1927), 5610 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-089)

Industrial Bldg (1927), 2630 N St., Omaha, Nebraska.[2][3] (DO09:0183-008)

House (1927), 661 N. 57th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0436-028)

House (1927), 670 N. 57th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0436-033)

House (1927), 656 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0436-074)

House (1927), 5611 Western Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-145)

House (1927), 5629 Western Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-141)

House (1928), 5819 Nicholas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-101)

House (1928), 733 J.E. George Blvd., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-106)

House (1928), 754 N. 57th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-051)

House (1928), 666 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0436-078)

House (1928), 759 N. 58th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-054)

House (1928), 5619 Western Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-143)

House (1936), 677 N. 59th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-121)

House (1936), 688 N. 59th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[3] (DO09:0438-128)

Undated

Floyd Smith house (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Notes

a. Listed as J. Maenner in NEHBS and Omaha Architects Database.

b. Listed as F. Maenner in NEHBS and Omaha Architects Database.

c. First Omaha directory listing, 1928. Last Omaha directory listing, 1957.

References

1. Photo of design in Omaha World-Herald (October 14, 1928).

2. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: Landmarks Heritage Presrvation Commission, 1980).

3. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner

4. “Maenner,” Omaha Sunday World-Herald (January 19, 1958), 15D, 7.

5. “GOP Official, Realtor T.H. Maenner Dies,” Lincoln Star (January 18, 1958), 1:3.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Theodore H. Maenner (ca. 1891-1958), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 17, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 15, 2021.


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