Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

NR 7A City National Bank Building

Address: 405 S. 16th Street

Year Built: 1910

Architect: Holabird & Roche

Builder: Unknown

Style: Chicago School

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 2/23/1973

The Chicago firm of Holabird & Roche employed technological and design innovations propounded by the Chicago School in their design for the City National Bank building. Upon completion in 1910, the sixteen-story building ranked as Omaha’s tallest. Steel was used as the primary structural material, which allowed for the building’s great height, large windows, flexible interior spaces, and abundance of natural light and ventilation.  The building’s first tenants were of the legal, medical, and dental professions. In recent years, offices gave way to apartments and the building is now known as the Orpheum Tower, reflecting a close link with the Orpheum Theater to which the City National Bank Building is physically joined.

National Register Nomination Document 

Click HERE to Visit the Omaha Historic Properties GIS Map Story

GIS map