Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 2024 Binney Street

Year Built: 1887

Architect: George L. Fisher

Builder: Unknown

Style: Queen Anne

Designated Omaha Landmark: 3/17/81

This house is located in Kountze Place, an early upper middle class residential suburb developed by banker Herman Kountze. John P. Bay, the original owner of the house, was a co-founder of the Crystal Ice Company, a business established to fill a demand for ice by the railroads, breweries and packing houses. Later the house was owned by Thomas A. Fry, one of the original organizers of Ak-Sar-Ben in 1895. The Bay House is a good example of the Queen Anne style of architecture that was popular at the end of the nineteenth century.

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