Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 507 South 38th Street

Year Built: 1905

Architect: John McDonald

Builder: Walt Peterson

Style: Colonial Revival

Designated Omaha Landmark: 3/16/1982

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 11/12/1982

The subtle, restrained dignity that architect John McDonald brought to his design for the 1905 McLaughlin House makes it a fine example of the Colonial Revival style of architecture. The Colonial Revival embodied the desire to restore order and discipline to the architecture around the turn-of -the-century, in a reaction against the picturesqueness and exhibitionism of the High Victorian era. Located in the Gold Coast area, this house was home to many prominent Omaha civic and professional leaders. After Charles McLaughlin, a manufacturer, the house was owned by E. E. Bruce, a member of the board of directors for the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition, and later Dr. Russell Best, a prominent surgeon and medical researcher.

Local Landmark Designation Report

National Register Nomination Document

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