Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 1607-1617 Farnam Street

Year Built: 1929

Architect: George P. Prinz

Builder: Byron Reed Company/Parsons Construction Company

Style: Eclectic - Art Deco, Sullivanesque, and Gothic Revival influences

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 1/25/2000

Nebraska’s oldest realty company, Byron Reed, constructed the Farnam Building in 1929 to house their corporate offices along with leasable office and retail spaces. Architect George P. Prinz incorporated an eclectic mix of styles and materials in his design. Elements of the Art Deco, Sullivanesque, and Gothic Revival styles adorn the exterior and interior of the ornately detailed seven-story building. Commercial establishments like the storefront level Northup-Jones restaurant attracted many in the business community, making the building a popular spot amongst decades of area professionals. In recent years, the upper floors gave way to residential units while the lower level retains its original retail spaces.

National Register Nomination Document

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