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Photo, Print, Drawing Lincoln City Hall, 916 "O" Street, Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE

[ Photos from Survey HABS NE-17  ]

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[ Data Pages from Survey HABS NE-17  ]
[ Photo Captions from Survey HABS NE-17  ]

About this Item

Title

  • Lincoln City Hall, 916 "O" Street, Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE

Names

  • Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
  • Mullett, Alfred Bult
  • Potter, William Appleton
  • Gwyer Quarries
  • Murphy, David, photographer
  • Kidd, Daniel, historian

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1933

Headings

  • -  city & town halls
  • -  brick buildings
  • -  municipal government
  • -  adaptive reuse
  • -  postal service
  • -  judicial proceedings
  • -  homesteading
  • -  post offices
  • -  courthouses
  • -  Nebraska--Lancaster County--Lincoln

Notes

  • -  Significance: Lincoln's Old City Hall is architecturally significant as a notable product of the "Grant era" and as an unusual fusion of Victorian Gothic and Second Empire elements, typifying in an important measure the manner in which Federal architecture was created in the nineteenth century. Historical significance is derived from the prominent stature given to early Lincoln by the Federal government when it constructed this edifice as a United States Post Office and Courthouse: the completed structure cost about $200,000 a large Federal expenditure on a community with an 1875 population of only 7,000. The building is associated with an event that significantly contributed to the history of Nebraska, for between 1879-1906 it housed a U.S. Land Office at which over five million acres of land in the southern part of the state were claimed under the Homestead Act. The building is also rendered historical significance through its having been the first city hall of Lincoln and for housing the municipal government during a 62-year period that witnessed the population triple (43,973 in 1910; 149,518 in 1970). Significance is also derived from the building's association with two prominent 19th-century American architects: Alfred B. Mullett and William A. Potter.
  • -  Survey number: HABS NE-17
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1874- 1879 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1907 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1978 Subsequent Work
  • -  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 69000132

Medium

  • Photo(s): 6
  • Data Page(s): 12
  • Photo Caption Page(s): 1

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HABS NEB,55-LINC,5-

Source Collection

  • Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • ne0038

Rights Advisory

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Alfred Bult Mullett, William Appleton Potter, Gwyer Quarries, and Daniel Kidd, Murphy, David, photographer. Lincoln City Hall, 916 "O" Street, Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE. Lincoln Lancaster County Nebraska, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ne0038/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Mullett, A. B., Potter, W. A., Gwyer Quarries & Kidd, D., Murphy, D., photographer. (1933) Lincoln City Hall, 916 "O" Street, Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE. Lincoln Lancaster County Nebraska, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ne0038/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographer by Murphy, David. Lincoln City Hall, 916 "O" Street, Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ne0038/>.