Year Built: 1898
Architect: F. A. Henninger
Style: Renaissance Revival
Designated Omaha Landmark: 3/17/1992
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 12/6/1991
The Normandie was built in 1898 by real estate developer George H. Payne, who also constructed the Sherman apartment building at approximately the same time. These two structures are the oldest existing apartment buildings in Omaha. Built along a street car line that extended from downtown to the nearby Hanscom Park area, the Normandie retains its original floor plan and virtually all of its original architectural characteristics. Frederick Henninger, architect for the Normandie, was a prolific designer whose work includes houses, all types of multi-family dwellings, commercial buildings, schools and churches.