Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 2402 North 22nd Street

Year Built: 1921/1943

Architect: Frederick S. Scott/Reinholdt F. Henning

Builder: Unknown

Style: Prairie School

Designated Omaha Landmark: 12/19/1978

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 5/29/1980

The long, low projecting roofs of St. John’s A.M.E. Church mark it as a fine and unique example of the Prairie style of architecture in Nebraska. Designed by Omaha architect Frederick S. Stott, the structure represents a progressive attitude on the behalf of its black congregation at a time when traditional values in religious architecture remained prevalent. St. John’s was organized in 1865 with a membership of five persons. This, the third building to serve the congregation, was commenced in 1921 -- worship services being held in the basement for 21 years due to a decision that construction would proceed only as funds allowed. The auditorium was first used in 1947 and auxiliary rooms were finished in 1956.

Local Landmark Designation Report

National Register Nomination Document

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