NRHP: City Hall

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City Hall (United States Post Office & Court House)

City Hall (United States Post Office & Court House)

NRHP Reference #: 69000132

NRHP Listing Date: 19691015


920 O, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

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The building was constructed in 1874-79 incorporating Gothic Revival and French Second Empire style elements in its design. Originally designed by Alfred Mullett, supervising architect of the United States Treasury, the building was redesigned by William Potter, who replaced Mullett in 1875. The limestone structure is one of downtown Lincoln's oldest buildings and perhaps its finest remaining example of nineteenth century architecture. Originally built as Lincoln's United States Post Office and Courthouse, the building later served as the City Hall. In 1978 restoration began, and the building is now being used by civic groups.

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