Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 1110 Douglas Street

Year Built: 1884

Architect: Dufrene and Mendelssohn

Builder: Unknown

Style: Italian Renaissance Revival

Designated Omaha Landmark: 1/6/1981

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 9/19/1977

The Christian Specht building is the only extant cast-iron front building known in Nebraska and one of a very few ever built in the state. The structure was designed by the Omaha architectural firm of Dufrene and Mendelssohn in the Renaissance Revival style, a style popular for cast-iron facade buildings of the period. The iron for the building was fabricated by Specht’s company, the Western Cornice Works, manufacturers of galvanized iron cornices, finials and other metal building products.

Local Landmark Designation Report

National Register Nomination Document

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