William Emerson Sype (1901-1968), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1929-1956
William Sype, ca. 1937.

William Emerson Sype was born December 27, 1901 in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska and went on to have a long career in architecture with various firms. He was married to Catherine Flynn. Sype died August 10, 1968.[3][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, 1931, 1938-1939, 1940-1941, 1949, 1952-1956

Educational & Professional Associations

1906-1918: student, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1918-1921: student, University of Nebraska, Fine Arts.[5]

1921-1923: F.A. Henninger, Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1923-1924: Norman Brigham, Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1925-1927: Andersen & Spooner, Council Bluffs, Iowa.[5]

1927-1929: Charles W. Rosenberry.[5]

1929: architect, NW Ready Roofing Co, Omaha, Nebraska.

1929-1936: architecture practice in Omaha, Nebraska.[5]

1932: architect and partner, Daley & Sype, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

No 1933 directory.

1934-1939: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1935-1936: Regional Architect-Resettlement Administration.[5]

1937: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, December 28, 1937, A-26.[5]

1940-1949: not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

No 1950 directory.

1951-1954: associate and architect, Cecil A. Martin, Omaha, Nebraska.

1955-1956: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1955-19__ : Stoffel & Sype. Architect-Engineers.[3]

1957-1959: not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects

House (1931), 2052 N. 53rd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0444-137)

House (1934), 2527 N. 53rd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0446-080)

Val Kuska residence (1937), 6852 Bethany Park Dr., Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

House (1940), 2708 Country Club Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0446-093)

Building (1940), 5224 Corby Street, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

Building (1940), 5228 Corby Street, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

Building (1940), 5232 Corby Street, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

House (1941), 2022 N. 53rd St., Omaha, Nebraska.[2] (DO09:0444-130)


Last registered 1968.[5]


1. William E. Sype, Architect, Val Kuska Residence Architectural working drawings, State Architectural Archive, Nebraska State Historical Society.

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

3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 549, accessed March 3, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1956%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

4. “Sype,” Omaha World Herald (January 16, 1972), 17D: 5.

5. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, November 1, 1937. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “William Emerson Sype (1901-1968), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 19, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, February 17, 2020.

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