Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 2514 North 16th Street

Year Built: 1929

Architect: Richard Everett

Builder: Unknown

Style: Neo-Classical Revival

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 8/30/2010

These apartments, a "four-plex flat," are located along a former streetcar route in North Omaha where many apartment buildings sprang up around the turn of the 20th century. Developments along 16th Street like this one catered to middle and working class people who wanted affordable residences with easy access to downtown. Developer H.A. Wolf chose architect Richard Everett to design the two-story brick building. Everett’s inclusion of large double decker porches, numerous windows, and generous living spaces reflects an interest in the Sunlight and Air Movement, an early 20th century campaign to bring sufficient ventilation and amble light into residential design. In the 1960s and 1970s, declining population and decay led to the demolition of many of the small-scale, multi-family dwellings in the neighborhood, leaving this four-plex flat as one of the best examples of this housing type left in the area.

National Register Nomination Document

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2514 N 16 Street Photo