Year Built: 1889
Architect: Fowler and Beindorff
Style: Queen Anne
Designated Omaha Landmark: 10/14/1980
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 11/28/1978
This 1889 house is one of the finest Queen Anne style structures in the city. Built during a period of economic prosperity, the Zabriskie House exhibits fundamental Queen Anne elements such as different wall surfaces, high multiple roof, round turret, straight and round-arched windows, and prominent gables and chimneys.
The builder of the house, New York native Edgar Zabriskie, led an adventurous life as:
- a ship officer
- Civil War veteran
- Union Pacific general agent
Zabriskie was one of the first purchasers of a lot in Bemis Park, a new residential suburb in the 1880’s.