NRHP: Douglas County Courthouse

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Douglas County Courthouse

Douglas County Courthouse

NRHP Reference #: 79003683

NRHP Listing Date: 19791011


1700 Farnam, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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The 1909-12 Douglas County Courthouse is an outstanding example of the Renaissance Revival style. The courthouse is important in the career of architect John Latenser, St., as a mature and triumphant work that commenced the latter half of his practice. Decorative stonework, superbly executed, is plentiful on the building's exterior. The courthouse is a landmark in downtown Omaha.

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