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Albert Henry Dyer, 1854-1926


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.)

 

AIP/law   12-1989
kfk   08-10-1998
Encoded TMM   03-31-2010

 

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