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Berlinghof & Davis


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Berlinghof & Davis was an architectural partnership formed by George Berlinghof (1858-1944) and Ellery Davis (1887-1956) in 1911. George Berlinghof was 30 years older than Ellery Davis and helped Davis launch what would become a very successful career. Their earliest commissions included the Law College building at the University of Nebraska in 1911, as well as several public school buildings, including Bancroft School, which was eventually incorporated into the campus, and Lincoln High School, both completed in 1915.

Although Berlinghof & Davis practiced architecture for only about 6 years, several significant buildings were constructed by the firm. The Miller & Paine building at 13th and O continues to stand as a landmark in downtown Lincoln, and the old Rudge & Guenzel department store, now the Atrium, is also a product of their partnership. The Scottish Rite Temple on Centennial Mall was built in 1916.

By the end of the decade the firm had dissolved and by 1920 Ellery Davis had formed a new partnership with Walter Wilson, creating the highly successful firm, Davis & Wilson.