Ellery L. Davis

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Ellery L. Davis (1887-1956) was a prominent architect in Lincoln, Nebraska.

From 1911 to 1917, he worked in partnership with George A. Berlinghof in the firm of Berlinghof & Davis. Following the dissolution of that partnership, he worked on his own until 1920 when he formed a partnership with Walter Wilson. The firm of Davis and Wilson is credited with the design of some of the most important buildings in the city of Lincoln, including Gold's department store, the Stuart Building and Theater, the Grainger Brothers building, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rudge Memorial Chapel, several public schools, and numerous buildings on the University of Nebraska campus.[1]

Davis' son, Ellery H. Davis joined him in the Davis and Wilson firm in the years after World War II. Ellery L. Davis died in 1956, and the firm used the name Davis & Wilson until 1968, when it was renamed Davis, Fenton, Stange and Darling. It has operated under the name Davis Design since 1995.[1]

He designed the Modern Movement-style Nebraska State Historical Society Building at 1500 R St. Lincoln, NE (Davis, Ellery Lothrop), which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[2]


  1. ^ a b Davis & Wilson Architects, University of Nebraska Lincoln website
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.