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Nash Building, 901-911 Douglas Street & 902-912 Farnam Street, Omaha, Douglas County, NE



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B&W Photos

HB772290
View Looking South, North Half

HB772291
Detail Of Upper Three Stories And Cornice, South Half

HB772295
Typical Interior, South Half


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
901-911 Douglas Street & 902-912 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NE-36
Building/structure dates: 1905 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1927 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
Significance: The 1905-1907 Nash Buildings are an important example of early modern commercial architecture, featuring functional design and structural and fire protection innovations. The buildings, designed by well-known Nebraska architect Thomas Roger Kimball, are also important for their historical association with M.E. Smith and Company, the region's largest dry goods firm and one of the city's important industries.

Subjects
Commerce
Commercial Facilities


Related Names
Kimball, Thomas Roger
M.E. Smith & Company
Capitol City Brick & Pipe Company
Prinz, George B.
Nash, Mrs. Catherine B.
Meyer, Lynn, Photographer
City Of Omaha Planning Department, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING WEST OF TWIN FACADES
2. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST OF TWIN FACADES
3. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, SOUTH HALF
4. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH, NORTH HALF
5. DETAIL OF UPPER THREE STORIES AND CORNICE, SOUTH HALF
6. DETAIL OF ENTRY, SOUTH HALF
7. DETAIL OF LINTEL, SOUTH HALF
8. DETAIL OF CONNECTION BETWEEN TWO BUILDINGS
9. TYPICAL INTERIOR, SOUTH HALF
10. TYPICAL INTERIOR, SOUTH HALF
11. IRON COLUMNS IN BASEMENT, SOUTH HALF
12. DETAIL OF HEAVY TIMBERS CONSTRUCTION, SOUTH HALF
13. DETAIL OF FIRE DOOR, SOUTH HALF
14. DETAIL OF SPRINKLER SYSTEM, SOUTH HALF


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