Warren Woodrow “Woody” Hull (1912-1985), Architect

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Lincoln, Nebraska, 1944-1976


Warren Woodrow "Woody" Hull was born on June 28th, 1912 in Lincoln, where he lived for most of his life and career. He became married to Hap Hull in 1939, and they had two children, Sondra and John. In the same year, Hull received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hill worked for the United States Department of Agriculture from 1940-42, and his foreign travel included Mexico and Canada. Hull was an Instructor of Design at the University of Nebraska from 1946-47.[1] He was also part of the Lincoln Artists Guild and Chairman of Public Relations at the AIA in 1951. Hull died August 9, 1985. [1][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

Lincoln, Nebraska, 1944-76

Educational & Professional Associations

1932-35: student, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1937-38: window trimmer, Gold & Company, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1939-1940: with J. Earle Neff.[3]

1940: draftsman, Nathan B. Hazen, Architect, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1940-1942: architect with Farm Security Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Lincoln, Nebraska.[3]

1942-1947: draftsman, Davis & Wilson, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.[3]

1947-1955: architect with Davis & Wilson, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.[3]

1955-1956: architect and partner, Hull & Campbell, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.[3]

1956-69: architect and owner, Woodrow Hull & Associates, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.[4] [7]

1970-1971: member of consortium, Aitken, Graf, Hazen, Hoffman & Hull, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1972-1973: member of consortium, Aitken, Hazen, Hoffman & Hull, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1974-1975: architect and owner, Woodrow Hull & Associates, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

Dated

1930s

Presbyterian Church (1939), Port Arthur, Texas. [7][a][b]

1940s

Osceola School (1946), Osceola, Nebraska. [7][a]

Central City School (1947), Central City, Nebraska. [7][a]

Fairbury School (1947), Fairbury, Nebraska. [7][a]

North Platte Jr. High School (1948), North Platte, Nebraska. [7][a]

Hastings College Chapel (1948), Hastings, Nebraska. [7][a]

North Platte School Shop Building (1949), North Platte, Nebraska. [7][a]

1950s

Kimball School (1950), Kimball, Nebraska. [7][a]

Randolph School (1950), Lincoln, Nebraska. [7][a]

Ainsworth School (1950), Ainsworth, Nebraska. [7][a]

Benkelman High School (1950), Benkelman, Nebraska. [7][a]

Albion High School (1951), Albion, Nebraska. [7][a]

Luther College Science Building (1951), Wahoo, Nebraska. [7][a]

Malvern School (1951), Malvern, Iowa. [7][a]

Oxford School (1951), Oxford, Nebraska. [7][a]

Gordon School (1951), Gordon, Nebraska. [7][a]

York Lutheran Church addition (1951), York, Nebraska. [7][a]

U.S. Air Force Chapel (1951), Lincoln Air Base, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7][a]

Tifereth Israel Synagogue (1952), 3219 Sheridan St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7][a]

Holmes School (1952), Lincoln, Nebraska. [7][a]

3 North Platte Grade Schools (1952), North Platte, Nebraska. [7][a]

Broken Bow School (1952), Broken Bow, Nebraska. [7][a]

Alma School (1952), Alma, Nebraska. [7][a]

Zeta Psi Fraternity House (1953), 2945 Walker St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Valley School (1953), Valley, Nebraska. [7][a]

Southeast High School (1953), Lincoln, Nebraska. [7][a]

2 Alliance Schools (1953), Alliance, Nebraska. [7][a]

Emerson School (1953), Valley, Nebraska. [7][a]

Exeter Medical Clinic (1955), Exeter, Nebraska. [7]

Natkin Co. offices and Warehouse addition (1955), 1400 Furnas., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Commonwealth Co. Drive-in Bank (1955), 11th & P St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

First Baptist Church (1956), Fort Dodge, Iowa.[7][a]

Prescott School Auditorium (1956), 20th & Harwood., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7] [3]

Leon’s Market (1956), 32nd & Ryons St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Swingle Realty Co. Store remodel (1956), 130-132 S. 13th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Norman’s Furnishings Store Interior (1956), 1020 O St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Office interior for Mr. Raymond Hansen (1956), Blair, Nebraska. [7]

Phi Kappa Psi House construction repairs, inspection, & report (1956), 1548 South St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Offices, Maintenance shops for Lincoln City Schools (1957), 800 S. 24th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Paramount Laundry Addition (1957), 837 S. 27th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Manufacturing Plant & Offices for Mr. Oliver Joy (1957), 3700 N. 56th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Store & Office Building for Mr. Max Speidell (1957), 3334 O St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Skating Arena Interior for Mr. Seth S. Scott (1957), 400 N. 48th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Pat Ash Blue Print Company Offices and Store Interiors (1957) 1316 P St Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Offices for Credit Bureau & Telephone Answering Service (1958), 126 N. 16th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Warehouse for Mr. Ted Chessler (1958), 616 Peach St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Church of Christ Scientist (1958), 62nd & O St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

State School for Firemen and Civil Defense (1958), Grand Island, Nebraska. [7]

Notifier Corp. Manufacturing Plant Additions #1-5 (1958-1962), 3700 N. 56th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Park Buildings (1958-1959), Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Great Plains Motel (1959), 2728 O St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Warren Methodist Church Educational Building (1959), 45th & Orchard, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Cornhusker Bank (1959), 2834 N. 14th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Office Interiors for Dobson Bros. (1959), Lincoln Building, O St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

1960s

Zeta Psi Fraternity House addition (1960), 4945 Walker St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Office Interiors for Connecticut Mutual Insurance Company (1960), 7th Floor of Lincoln Building, O St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Auditorium and Offices for Mr. Pat Ash (1960), 1320 P St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

First Trust Company new offices on four floors (1960), Lincoln Building, 1001 O St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

University of Nebraska Agronomy Department Seed Building (1960), 70th & Adams St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. construction inspection (1961), Hovland Swanson Store Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

New Offices for Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson, Oldfather, & Thompson (1961), 3rd Floor of Lincoln Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Epworth Methodist Church Education Building (1961), 2980 Holdrege St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. construction inspection (1962), Trenridge Apartments, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Larson Construction Company Office Building (1962), 441 N. 48th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Leuck Radio Supply Co. Offices, Warehouse, & Sales Rooms (1962), 1024 M St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

First Methodist Church Education building (1962), Syracuse, Nebraska. [7]

First Nebraska Securities, Inc. Offices (1962), Lincoln Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

First Nebraska Securities, Inc. Offices (1962), Stitt Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Lincoln Federal Savings & Loan Association Offices (1962), 126 S. 11th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. construction inspection (1963), 104 J St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Grace Methodist Church Education Building (1963), 27th & R St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

First Methodist Church Education Building (1963), Nebraska City, Nebraska. [7]

First Nebraska Securities, Inc. Offices (1963), Omaha National Bank Building, Omaha, Nebraska. [7]

First Nebraska Securities, Inc. Offices (1963), Grand Island, Nebraska. [7]

Lakeview Public School (1964), 1124 West Q St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Norman’s Furnishings remodel (1964), 1020 O St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Lincoln Production Credit Association Office Building (1964), Syracuse, Nebraska. [7]

Nelson Construction Company Office & Shop Building (1964), 3700 Adams St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Dobson Bros. Construction Co. Offices (1964), 1220 J St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Lincoln Production Credit Association Offices (1964), 125 S. 9th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Sigma Chi Fraternity house addition (1965), 1510 Vine St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Natkin Company Industrial Plant Addition (1965), 1400 Furnas St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

New offices for Robert Zimmerman (1965), Lincoln Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Notifier Corp. Manufacturing Plant Addition #6 (1965), 3700 N. 56th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Leuck Radio Supply Co. Sales Room (1965), 1024 M St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

First Nebraska Securities, Inc. Offices (1965), Lincoln Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

University of Nebraska Home Management Laboratory Buildings (1965), East Campus UNL, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Chappell Public School Building (1965), Chappell, Nebraska. [7]

St. John American Lutheran Church Education Building (1966), Sterling, Nebraska.[7]

Hillcrest Country Club Teen Age Club House (1966), 8901 O St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Waverly Fire Station City Building (1966), Waverly, Nebraska. [7]

Dennis Supply Co. Sales Room & Office (1966), 2000 P St., First Nebraska Securities, Inc. Offices (1962), Stitt Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Natkin Company Offices (1966), 1400 Furnas St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Notifier Corp. Manufacturing Plant Addition #7 (1966), 3700 N. 56th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

First Nebraska Securities, Inc. Offices (1966), Lincoln Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Crestwood Christian Church Building Complex (1967), 8000 A St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7][8]

Auditorium, Library, & Gymnasium for Milford Vocational Technical School (1967), Milford, Nebraska. [7]

Federal Land Bank Office Building (1967), 5th & Beaver St., York, Nebraska. [7]

Hillcrest Country Club Clubhouse remodel (1968), 8901 O St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Alpha Xi Delta Sorority House addition (1968), 1610 R St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

First Nebraska Securities, Inc. IBM Room remodel (1968), Lincoln Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Lincoln Production Credit Association Office Building addition (1968), 125 S. 9th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Lincoln Bulding Corporation office remodel (1968), Lincoln Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

First Nebraska Securities, Inc. office remodel (1969), 5th Floor, Lincoln Building, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

1970s

Chappell Gold Clubhouse (1971), Chappell, Nebraska.[7]

Grace Methodist Church remodel (1971), 27th & R St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Lincoln Production Credit Association Office Building (1971), 5th & Beaver St., York, Nebraska. [7]

Disco Art Supply Company Store remodel (1972), 217 N. 11th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Cornhusker Bank Building (1973), 27th & Dudley, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Plans for Great Plains Retirement Center (under construction in 1975), 70th at old Post Rd., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Plans for Dennis Supply Company Commercial Building (under construction in 1975), 2000 P St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Plans for Dr. Harlan L. Papenfuss Residence (under construction in 1975), 70th & Old Cheney Rd., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Undated

Residence for Mr. Don L Dunlap (n.d.), Waverly, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for George Lemon (n.d.), 2636 N. 56th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. & Mrs. Carl McGrew (n.d.), 3901 Prescott St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. & Mrs. Don Newville (n.d.), 1430 Ridgeway Rd., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. Clark Jeary (n.d.), Hyannis, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. & MrsJulian Hopkins (n.d.), 5035 Glade St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Summer Residence for Mr. Howard Chapin (n.d.), Hackensack, Minnesota. [7]

Residence for Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd I. Bevans (n.d.), Waverly, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. & Mrs. Robert F.L. Woest (n.d.), 5915 Garfield St., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Dr. & Mrs. Clarence Zimmer (n.d.), Friend, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. & Mrs. Chas Glover (n.d.), Milford, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. & Mrs. George Wimmer (n.d.), 604 S. Farragut St., West Point, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. & Mrs. Leo Hill (n.d.), 21 The Knolls, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. & Mrs. Thurston Phelps (n.d.), 2800 O’Reilly Dr., Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. & Mrs. James Bodenburg (n.d.), Dover Circle, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Residence for Mr. & Mrs. Robert Danielson (n.d), 2805 Woodsdale, Lincoln, Nebraska. [7]

Honors & Awards

1953: AIA Award of merit, Concrete Masonry House Plan Competition.[6]

Notes

a. This list of these projects states that Woodrow Hull “was associated with other firms.” [7]

b. Reference [7] provides the cost of most of the projects it lists.

References

1. Social Security Death Index online.

2. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects. http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd1021049.aspx [accessed 05182010]

3. American Institute of Architects, comp. American Architects Directory. First Ed. New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956, p. 263. http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1956%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx [accessed 20100303]

4. American Institute of Architects, comp. American Architects Directory. Second Ed. New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962, p. 333. http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx [accessed 20100404]

5. “Hull,” Lincoln Star (August 11, 1985): 6E:1.

6. “Lincolnites Win Concrete Masonry House Plan Competition,” "Lincoln Star" (September 6, 1953), 5A.

7. Woodrow Hull, “Woodrow Hull, Architect & Associates,” (Lincoln, Nebraska, January, 1975).

8. City of Lincoln Building Permit #94962.

Page Citation

L. Allen & D. Murphy, “Warren Woodrow “Woody” Hull (1912-1985), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 23, 2019. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 31, 2020.


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