William George Autentrieth (1916-2007), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1949-1981

William George Autenrieth was born in Nevada, Missouri on February 22, 1916.[2] He attended colleges in the 1930s, then appeared in Omaha as a clerk for the Union Pacific Rail Road. In 1948 he entered architecture as a draftsman for Steele, Sandham & Steele in Omaha. He became a licensed architect in 1957, whereupon he became an associate in the Steele lineage of architectural firms. He stayed with Steele until the last firm closed its doors in 1972. Autenrieth finished his career working for three other prominent firms, and retired in 1982. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, and passed away in 2007.[b]

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, 1957-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1935: Missouri Valley College.[2]

1937: Westminster College.[2]

1945-1946: clerk, Union Pacific Rail Road, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1948-1956: draftsman, Steele, Sandham & Steele, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1957: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska; January 5, 1957, A-400.[3]

1957-1963: associate, Steele, Sandham & Weinstein, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1964-1969: associate, Steele, Weinstein & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1969-1971: associate, Steele & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1972-1973: no Omaha directory listings.

1974: architect, Commodore Corporation, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1975-1976: architect, Leo A. Daly Company, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1977-1978: architect, Stanley J. Howe & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1979-1981: director of construction, Stanley J. How & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1982: retired.

Buildings & Projects


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1945 (1943-1944 unavailable; no listing in 1942).

b. The AIA was notified of his death on November 19, 2007.[1]


1. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects. http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd1001520.aspx Accessed April 4, 2010.

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 24, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

3. “Professional License Results for William George Autenrieth,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects. Online: http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A400 Accessed July 9, 2013.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “William George Autentrieth (1916-2007), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, July 9, 2013. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, December 8, 2022.

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