NRHP: Hanson-Downing House
Hanson-Downing House (Kearney Woman’s Club)
NRHP Reference #: 80002440
NRHP Listing Date: 19801210
723 W 22nd, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
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The Hanson-Downing House, built in 1886, is an excellent example of the American ornamented cottage. The asymmetry of forms, variation in roof sections, and textural variety create a picturesque effect and demonstrate the versatility of wood as a building material. The house was built by Charles E. Hanson and later sold to Wallace A. Downing. Both were businessmen in Kearney. The house is owned by the Kearney Woman's Club.
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