NRHP: Albert Watkins House

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Albert Watkins House

Albert Watkins House

NRHP Reference #: 89000244

NRHP Listing Date: 19890403


920 D, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

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The Watkins house, built in 1887, is significant as the residence of Albert Watkins, an early Nebraska historian who wrote and edited one of the first scholarly histories of the state. He occupied the house for the final thirty-six of his forty-one years in Lincoln. No other property exists that was as directly associated with Watkins, especially during the entire span during which he produced the Illustrated History of Nebraska. Furthermore, no other property as clearly associated with an early historian of Nebraska appears to exist.

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