Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

The primary feature of the Romanesque style is the use of the semi-circular arch for window and door openings. In the late 1880’s and early 1890’s, many Romanesque revival style buildings were patterned after the work of the famous Boston architect H. H. Richardson.

Richardsonian Romanesque buildings have a massive, solid feel. Color schemes are generally monochromatic.

While many of Richardson’s buildings were all stone, most of the remaining buildings of the style in Omaha are rock-faced masonry in combination with brick. The use of turrets and arched openings in series are also characteristic of the style.