NRHP: Harmon Park

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Harmon Park

NRHP Reference #: 10001002

NRHP Listing Date: 20101210

Location

bounded by 29th and 33rd St., 5th and 7th Ave., Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska

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Summary

Established in 1876, and greatly expanded in 1924, Harmon Park featured a baseball field, playground, and a formal garden and fountain. During the Great Depression, Harmon Park developed further through a series of New Deal projects, which included the Art Deco style Sonotorium and Bathhouse and a whimsical rock garden featuring an intertwined stream and footpath, a series of lily ponds and even a "lighthouse" observation tower. It is a wonderful example of the creativity and workmanship typical of Depression-era make-work projects.

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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.