NRHP: Barker Building

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Barker Building

Barker Building

NRHP Reference #: 08000605

NRHP Listing Date: 20080702


306 S 15th, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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Designed by the architectural firm Allan and Wallace, and built by the contractor Kiewit Construction, the 1929 Barker Building is architecturally significant. Both the architectural firm and contractor responsible for the building are considered local masters. The building is a fine example of the Neo-Gothic Revival style and possesses the distinctive characteristics of the architectural period knows as Traditional Modernism (1900-1940). Following a national phenomenon during the roaring economy of the 1920s, a seventh story was added to the Barker Building after another Omaha building project announced it would reach that height.

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The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the country’s official list of historically significant properties. To be eligible for the NRHP a property must generally retain their historic appearance, be at least 50 years old, and have the potential to be documented as historically or architecturally significant at either the local, state, or national level. The National Register of Historic Places is a National Park Service program administered by the Nebraska State Historical Society for the state of Nebraska. Visit the Nebraska State Historical Society's website to learn more about the program.