Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 2501 North 16th Street

Year Built: 1897

Architect: F. A. Henninger

Builder: Gustav Peterson

Style: Neo-Classical Revival

Designated Omaha Landmark: 2/26/1985

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 3/13/1986

The Sherman, one of the first three apartment buildings constructed in Omaha, is the oldest remaining apartment building in the city. A fine example of the Neo-Classical Revival style, the Sherman has been in continuous use as an apartment since its construction. Its name was derived from Sherman Avenue, the former name of North 16th Street. George H. Payne, the developer of the Sherman, was one of the eleven board of directors of Omaha’s 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, which was held nearby. The classically designed exposition, as well as Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, undoubtedly influenced the design of the Sherman Apartments.

Local Landmark Designation Report

National Register Nomination Document

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