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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4050.AM:  Albert Henry Dyer, 1854-1926



Architectural drawings:  1913-1932, n.d.

Fremont, Dodge County, Neb.:  Architect

Size:  Approx. 3.0 cu.ft.



BACKGROUND NOTE



Albert H. Dyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dyer, was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on June 3, 1854. He grew up and was educated in New Haven, Connecticut. After a brief stop in Illinois, Dyer arrived in Atkinson, Nebraska in March of 1884. He married Hattie Blackmer in Atkinson on March 17, 1891 and took up residence in Fremont. Dyer lived there for the rest of his life.



Although Dyer did not receive a college education, he became one of Fremont’s most prominent architects. He was known as an expert in reinforced concrete construction and an authority on beam loads. Among the buildings he designed were the junior and senior high schools in Fremont, the Dodge County courthouse, the Pathfinder Hotel, and the York, Nebraska Odd Fellows Home. Dyer served as Fremont’s first city building engineer. During his one-year term, he started the building regulation program in Fremont and drew up the city’s building ordinances.



Albert H. Dyer died in Fremont on November 24, 1926.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of three oversize drawers of manuscript material designated as one series: 1) Architectural Drawings, 1913-1914, n.d.



The collection is comprised of building plans designed by the architectural firm, A.H. Dyer Co. of Fremont, Nebraska. Although many of the building plans found in this collection were for buildings in Fremont or Dodge County — e.g. the Fremont Hospital, the Fremont Bus Depot, the Fremont Stock Yards and Land Company office building, Fremont Junior and Senior High Schools, the Farmers Telephone Company office building in North Bend — Dyer’s work for other Nebraska communities is also well represented, including his drawings for the 1st National Bank of Pilger, and for a school at Lodgepole. Although only a few of the drawings are dated, it appears that most of the buildings date from the 1910-1920 time period.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Architectural drawings


OD57

Project

  1. First National Bank (Pilger, Neb.), B.H. Schaberg, Frederick Koplin

    Front Elevation

    South Elevation

    West Elevation

    North Elevation

    Foundation of Basement

    First Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Cross Section A-B

    Longitudinal Section C-D

    Longitudinal Section E-F

    Cross Section G-H; Longitudinal Section I-J

    Details of building (3 sheets)

    Part Plan of Store Fronts; Section A-B

    Plan and Elevation of Steel I-Beams

     

  2. Fremont Hospital

    South Elevation (Front)

    East Elevation

    West Elevation

    North Elevation

    Foundation Plan

    Basement Plan

    First Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Third Floor Plan

    Attic Floor Plan

    Roof Plan

    Transverse Section

    Longitudinal Section

    Details (6 sheets)

    Supplementary Sheet showing East Wing

    Details of Portico

    Supplementary Plan #1

     

  3. Public School Building at Lodgepole, Nebraska School District #4, Cheyenne and Deuel Counties

    Front Elevation (South)

    West and East Elevations

    North (Rear) Elevations

    First Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Cellar and Foundation Plan

    Roof Plan

    Longitudinal Section

    Cross Section C-D; Detail of Cornice

    Window Details

    Door Details

     

  4. Colfax County Bank Building (Howells, Neb.)

    Front Elevation

    Foundation Plan

    Floor Plan

    Section A-B, Rear Elevation

    Side Elevation

    Section C-D, Details

     

  5. One Story Brick Bank Building, Howells State Bank (Howells, Neb.), May 3, 1913

    First Floor Plan

    Front Elevation

    Basement Plan

    Side Elevation

    Roof Plan

    Side Elevation

    Rear Elevation

    Section A-B

    Section C-D

    Section E-F

    Vault Details – Front

    Half Size Detail of Cornice and Stone Water Table

    Elevation of Cornice and Stone Panels

    Details

     

  6. Bus Depot (Fremont, Neb.)

    First Floor Plan (2 sheets)

    Basement and Foundation Plan with Plumbing and Heating Details (2 sheets)

    Longitudinal Section

    Front, Rear, and North Elevations

    South Wall of Waiting Room – Looking from driveway

    Cross Section C-D looking West

    South Elevation

    Vertical Section at “B”

    Elevation of Front and Rear Doors

    Front Door Frame Details

    Supplement showing change in size and style of driveway doors

    Unidentified (2 sheets)

     

  7. Office Building for Fremont Stock Yards and Land Company (Fremont, Neb.)

    Basement Plan

    First Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Longitudinal Section

    Cross Section

    East Elevation

    North Elevation

    West Elevation

    South Elevation

    First and Second Floor Framing Plans

    Attic Floor Framing Plan

    Details (3 sheets)

    Boiler Connections

    Specifications

     

  8. Hotel Eno Annex

    Heating Plans – First Floor

    Heating Plans – Second and Third Floors

     

  9. Office Building for Farmers Telephone Company (North Bend, Neb.)

    First Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Basement Floor Plan

    Front Elevation

    East Elevation

    West Elevation

    Rear Elevation

    Exterior Details

    Interior Details

     

  10. Warehouse Plans for Richards and Keene, Fremont, Nebraska

    Floor Plan and Footing Plan

    West Elevation

    East Elevation

    Section AA and Details

    South and North Elevation

    Door, Window Frame, and Footing Details


OD108

Project

  1. Fremont High School (Fremont, Neb.), Mar. 18, 1913 and Apr. 8, 1914

    Ground Floor Plan

    First Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Footing Plan

    Revised Footing Plan

    South Elevation (Front)

    East Elevation

    North Elevation

    West Elevation

    Section A-B Details

    Transverse Section C-D

    Section; Details

    Detail of Portico

    Details (2 sheets)

    Window Frames Details

    Map – 9th St., Park Ave., Main St.

    Foundation Plan; Column and Footing Schedule

    Ground Floor Plan; Beam Schedule

    First Floor Plan; Sections

    Second Floor Plan; Beam Schedule

    Roof Plan; Beam Schedule

    Revised First Floor Plan

    Full Size Detail of Foot Light Trough

    Stair Details

    Balcony Plan

    Detail of Rear Wall Around Gym

    North Wall Window Openings

    Stair Rail Detail

    Auditorium Plan

    Stair Design Detail

    Beams and Floor Lines

    Stair Details

    Unidentified (2 sheets)

    Plan of Underground Ducts

    Heating, Ventilating, and Plumbing Plans

    Ground Floor – Heating, Ventilating, and Plumbing Plans

    First Floor – Heating, Ventilating, and Plumbing Plans

    Second Floor – Heating, Ventilating, and Plumbing Plans

    Main and Riser Plan – Heating, Ventilating, and Plumbing Plans

    Heating, Ventilating, and Plumbing Plan Details

     

  2. Fremont Junior High School (Fremont, Neb.)

    Tunnel Piping Plan – Heating, Ventilating, Plumbing, and Electric Plan

    Foundation and Pipe Tunnel Plan

    First Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Third Floor Plan

    Section CC and Roof Plan

    Cross Section AA

    Longitudinal Section BB

    East Front Elevation

    North Front Elevation

    South Elevation

    West Elevation

    Wall Sections

    Details of Front Elevation

    Details of North and West Entrances

    Details of South Entrances

    Details of Interior Doors and Frames

    Details of Cabinet Work

    Full Size Window Details

    Details of Main Stairs

    Full Size Stair Details

    Details of North Entrance Stairs

    Column and Footing Schedule; Footing Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Third Floor Plan

    Attic Floor Plan

    Roof Plan

    Footing Plan

    First Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Third Floor Plan

    Attic Piping Plan

    Connection Details

    First Floor Plan

    Second Floor Plan

    Third Floor Plan

    Hollow Tile and Concrete Joist Details; Design of Steel Form Details

    Detail of Beams over Gym


OD61

Project

  1. Store Building and Hotel Annex, Edward Ruwe and L.H. Koehnhack, Fremont, Neb.

    Front Elevation

    Foundation Plan, Plan of Steel Beams, Plan of Second Floor

    First Floor Plan

    South Elevation

    North Elevation

    Rear Elevation; Detail of interior Door and Window Trim; Detail of Gutter-Full Size Detail of Base and Transom Bar

    Plan of Front Showing Size of Glass; Detail of Rear Outside Door Frame

    Details of Bearing Plates, Interior Columns, and Beams

    Details of Interior Columns, Dimensions of Beams in Front and Plates

    General Cross Section; Details of Fire Door and Second Floor

    Full Headers

    Full Size Detail of Window Frame for 13′ Brick Wall; Plan of Window Frame

    Full Size Details of Window Frames for 8′ Wall

    Full Size Detail of Transom Bar over Front Door

    Full Size Detail of Finish for Wainscoting; Detail of Bathroom Windows

    Plumbing and Heating Plans – Basement, First Floor, Second Floor

    Barber Shop Plan (possible remodeling)

     

  2. Plan of Two Story Brick Store Building for Jesse A. Ruwe, Fremont, Nebraska

    Front Elevation

    Floor Plan (First Floor?)

    Second Floor Plan (includes Dance Hall)

    Basement Plan

    North Elevation

    Rear Elevation; Details of Screen and Rear Doors; Detail of Gutter

    South Elevation

    Details of Bearing Plates, Interior Columns, Beams, and Platform

    Plan and Details of North Front

    Details of Door and Window to Office on Second Floor

    Full Headers

    Longitudinal Section

    Detailed Plans of Pilasters and Slide Door; Full Size Details of Base, Cap Finish for Chair Rail, and Plaster Cap

    Full Size Detail of Window Frame for 13′ Brick Wall

    Details of Doors and Door Frames, Windows and Window Frames, Stair Finish, and Ventilators in Dance Hall

    Detail of Steel Girders

    Details of Hangers, Joints, and Truss

    Ceiling Plan and Stairs

    Unidentified Ceiling Plan



WR/MC/01/03



John Petrow office building remodel (Fremont, Neb.), 1932

Frank H. Fowler store building (Fremont, Neb.), 1913

H.P. Lau Co. Wholesale Grocery building (Fremont, Neb.), 1923-1924



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Architecture — Designs and plans

Architects — Nebraska — Fremont

Colfax County Bank (Howells, Neb.)

Dyer, Albert Henry, 1854-1926

Farmers Telephone Company (North Bend, Neb.)

First National Bank (Pilger, Neb.)

Fremont High School (Fremont, Neb.)

Fremont Junior High School (Fremont, Neb.)

Fremont Stock Yards and Land Company (Fremont, Neb.)

Howells State Bank (Howells, Neb.)



 



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