Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 1823 Harney Street

Year Built: 1891-1892

Architect: Thomas Kimball

Builder: Unknown

Style: Second Renaissance Revival

Designated Omaha Landmark: 10/17/1978

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 05/22/1978

Reminiscent of the famous Boston Public Library designed by the nationally renowned firm of McKim, Mead and White, this building is perhaps the best of the early Second Renaissance Revival structures in Nebraska. Designed by prominent Omaha architect Thomas Kimball, the library is historically associated with Byron Reed, an important early Omahan who donated the site for the building, as well as his vast collection of books, manuscripts and coins. Completely renovated for use as law and other offices, the former public library is one of Omaha‚Äôs most impressive landmarks.

Local Landmark Designation Report

National Register Nomination Document

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