Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

wattles 122

Address: 320 South 37th Street

Year Built: 1895

Architect: Thomas Kimball

Builder: Unknown

Style: Chateauesque

Designated Omaha Landmark: 4/11/1995

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Gold Coast Historic District: 3/14/1997

This house was built in 1895 for Gurdon Wattles, a noted Omaha business leader and president and organizer of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition. The Wattles house was designed by the prominent Omaha architect Thomas Kimball, who along with partner C. Howard Walker, was architect -in-chief for the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. Located in the Gold Coast area, the Wattles house is one of the few and possibly the finest example of the Chateauesque style in the city. The house now contains several apartments and its outlying carriage house has been made into two apartments.

 

Local Landmark Designation Report

 

National Register Nomination