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This style is based on the ancient Greek and, to a lesser degree, Roman architectural orders. Pedimented porticos and large-scale columns are frequently employed. Buildings are usually symmetrically arranged and are often of large proportion.

Exhibitions such as the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago played a major role in popularizing the Neo-Classical style.

Omaha’s own 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, for which Thomas Kimball and his partner C. Howard Walker served as architects-in-chief, was very influential in the use of this style locally.