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Home > Nebraska > Crete > Boswell Observatory, Doane College, Crete, Saline County, NE



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Location
Doane College, Crete, NE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NE-44
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N155).
Building/structure dates: 1883 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1892 subsequent work
National Register Number: 77000836
0.1994
Significance: The Boswell Observatory, constructed in 1883-84, was the second building to be built on the Doane College campus in Crete, Nebraska. It is a small building which was built to house Doane's astronomy and weather science programs. The observatory originally consisted of four rooms: the clock room, the transit room, the scope room, and an office that was intended to be used for a second transit. An addition was erected in 1892 to house a classroom and equipment for the Nebraska Weather Service.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Science
Weather


Related Names
Doane College
Stross, Darren D., Delineator
Madore, Lawrence R., Delineator
Sherrard, Jeffery H., Delineator
Gerber, Adam J., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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