Walter T. Misener (1865-1912), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1886-1912

Walter T. Misener was born on September 10, 1865 in Michigan to Walter S. and Elizabeth Misener.[6][7] They later relocated to Omaha, where his father was a contractor and Walter T. practiced as an architect for the rest of his life. He started out working for Charles F. Beindorff, Architect, and then was involved in several Omaha partnerships. Misener married his wife Sarah Misener in about 1899, and he died on July 6, 1912 at the age of 45.[5][7]

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, 1899-1909

Educational & Professional Associations

1886: carpenter, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1887-1893: draughtsman, Charles F. Beindorff, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1907: architect and partner, Misener & Baker, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska

1908-1912: architect and partner, Misener & Stockham, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1912: city building inspector, City of Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

Buildings & Projects

Cherry County Courthouse (1901), southwest corner 4th & Main, Valentine, Nebraska.[2:69][3] (CE14-089) National Register narrative

Building for Mrs. M. Maul/rowhouse (1902), 1118 S 32nd St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:85][4] (DO09:0204-027)

Commercial Building (1902), 1202 Douglas St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0123-058)

C. B. Liver house (1904), 829 Park Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:157][4] (DO09:0205-019)

House (1904), 2011 Binney St., Omaha, Nebraska. (DO09:0140-127)

Sheridan County Courthouse (1904), southeast corner 2nd & Sprague, Rushville, Nebraska.[2:72][3] (SH08-001) National Register narrative

Apartment (1904), 527-29 N. 40th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0323-026)

Department Store (1904), 2418 N. 24th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0221-002)

House for W. Wigman (1904), 2011 Binney, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:105][4] (DO09:0140-127)

Rowhouse (1905), 2714-22 S. 16th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[4] (DO09:0110-004)

Building for G. Storz (1905), 2024 Cuming, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:111][4] (DO09:0130-006)

Omaha Fire Department Building (1905), 920 N 24th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:32][4] (DO09:0215-001)

Building (1906), 912-14 N. 24th Street, Omaha, Nebraska.[4]

Building (1907), 2618 Decatur Street, Omaha, Nebraska.[4]

Mrs J. J. Partridge house (1909), 2919 Florence Blvd, Omaha, Nebraska.[1:124]


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1886.


1. Landmarks, Inc., An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings (Omaha: Landmarks Heritage Presrvation Commission, 1980), 183.

2. Oliver B. Pollak, Nebraska Courthouses: Contention, Compromise, and Community [Images of America Series] (Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2002). [725.1.P771n]

3. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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

5. “Walter T. Misener Dies of Stroke of Apoplexy,” Omaha World Herald (July 20, 1912).

6. Year: 1910 United States Census; “Walter T. Misener,” Census Place: Omaha Ward 11, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T624_844; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0084; FHL microfilm: 1374857. Accessed through

7. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Walter T. Misener (1865-1912), 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. Accessed, August 18, 2022.

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