Year Built: 1918
Builder: Travers Brothers Company
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 3/12/2008
The Undine Apartments, constructed in 1918 during Omaha’s first apartment building boom, consists of two rectangular brick buildings oriented towards one another across a landscaped courtyard. The intended market for the developers, Travers Brothers Company, were white-collar workers who wanted a residence that appeared high class but that was also affordable. The company kept costs down by designing and building the complex themselves, applying high style details to the exterior that implied the complex’s fashionableness, and providing simplified amenities like kitchenettes rather than full kitchens. These efforts, along with the buildings close proximity to streetcar lines, made the Undine Apartments a highly desirable place to live.