Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

The Italianate style was very popular for commercial buildings in Omaha in the 1870’s and into the 1890’s. Distinguishing characteristics of the style include heavily bracketed cornices, and a mixture of window openings that might include a combination of round, segmental and stilted segmental arches, sometimes with decorative hood moldings. Storefronts were often made of cast iron. Nearly every downtown in America had Italianate style commercial buildings.