Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 3426 Lincoln Boulevard

Year Built: 1902

Architect: Frederick A. Henninger

Builder: William Rice

Style: Eclectic, including Neo-Classical Revival

Designated Omaha Landmark: 3/17/1981

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 10/21/1982

Overlooking Bemis Park, the Porter House exhibits details from several architectural styles. While the main house is basically Neo-Classical revival, the large, wraparound porch is a Victorian carry over. Craftsman and Prairie elements are also evident. The interior of the house contains murals by German-born artist Gustaf Fuchs.  The house was built for Dr. Elmer Porter, a prominent Omaha physician who reportedly had the largest medical practice in the city in the early 1900’s. Later the house was owned by Arthur C. Thomsen, a district court judge.

Local Landmark Designation Report

National Register Nomination Document

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