Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Art Deco takes its name from the Exposition des Decoratifs held in Paris in 1925.

It is primarily a style of rectilinear and other geometric ornament. Chevrons and zigzags are often employed, as are floriated patterns. Sculpture is stylized.

Buildings are frequently stepped through a series of set backs. Windows are generally metal, casement type. Omaha’s Union Station is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the country.