Wurdeman & Wurdeman, Architects

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Columbus, Nebraska, 1932-1958


Charles Wurdeman, Fairbury, and Columbus, Nebraska

Harold Charles Wurdeman, Columbus, Nebraska

Wurdeman & Wurdeman was a firm headed by the father and son duo of Charles and Harold Wurdeman. They founded the firm in 1932 when Harold had graduated from Iowa State College. This firm began working together with Raymond Reed & Co. in 1948, and the merging of those two firms still practiced in 2018.

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

Columbus, Nebraska, 1945-1958.[1]

Educational & Professional Associations

1911-1913: Wurdeman & Grabe, Architects, Columbus, Nebraska.

1913-1932: Charles Wurdeman (1871-1961), Architect, Columbus, Nebraska.

1932-1958: Wurdeman & Wurdeman, Architects, Columbus, Nebraska.

1938-1954: Raymond Reed Co., Engineers, Abilene, Kansas.[?]

1948-1958: Wurdeman & Reed Co., a joint firm between the Raymond Reed Co. and Wurdeman & Wurdeman, Architects.

1955-1958: Raymond Reed & Co., Inc. (name change from Raymond Reed Co.)

1958-1969: Raymond H. Reed, Wurdeman & Associates, Architects and Engineers, Columbus, Nebraska. (the two firms merge into one)

1969-1996: Reed, Veach, Wurdeman & Associates, Inc., Architects and Engineers, Columbus, Nebraska.

1996-2018: RVW, Inc. (name change), Columbus, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects



1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 1018, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Wurdeman & Wurdeman, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 6, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, September 30, 2022.

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