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RG0822.AM: Nathan Bruce Hazen, 1897-1985

Sketch: Undated

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Architect

Size: One item


Nathan Bruce Hazen was born in Peoria, Illinois on March 13, 1897. He attended the Bradley Polytechnic Institute in Peoria from 1915-1917, when he then switched to the University of Pennsylvania from 1917-1918. After serving for the United States Navy in World War I from 1918-1919, Hazen eventually earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois, in 1922, at the age of 25. Hazen married Sidna in 1938, and would eventually have four children. Hazen was a Member of the Public Service Lincoln Zoning Board from 1945-1950, and started his own architectural engineering firm, Aitken, Graf, Hazen, Hoffman & Hull, in 1970.

Hazen died November 10, 1985. He designed or remodeled as many as 500Lincoln homes, many while employed at Davis & Wilson, Architects [Davis & Wilson], including the first homes in the Piedmont subdivision. Hazen was a member of the American Institute of Architects, a past board member of First Federal Lincoln, and an elder and church school teacher at the Westminster Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years.


The collection consists of one item, an undated matted pencil drawing titled, “Proposed Bath House and Bleachers for Seward, Nebraska” by N. Bruce Hazen, Architect. The initials “M.R.” appear in the lower right corner of the drawing. This probably stands for “Marvin Robinson” who was a partner to Hazen.


“Proposed Bath House and Bleachers for Seward, Nebraska,” by N. Bruce Hazen, Architect, undated


Subject headings:

Architecture and recreation — Nebraska — Seward

Hazen, Nathan Bruce, 1897-1985

Outdoor recreation — Nebraska — Seward

Recreation – Nebraska — Seward

Robinson, Marvin Lee

Sports facilities — Nebraska — Seward

Swimming pools — Nebraska — Seward


Revised TMM      01-16-2016