NRHP: Heartwell Park Historic District

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Heartwell Park Historic District

Heartwell Park Historic District

NRHP Reference #: 00000168

NRHP Listing Date: 20000309


105-607 Lakeside Dr, 110-602 Forest Blvd, 923 & 1109 N Elm, Adams County, Nebraska

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The Heartwell Park Historic District, located in Hastings, is significant as an example of a planned residential development. The privately developed Heartwell Park Addition platted in 1886 was designed by landscape architect A. N. Carpenter to include a linear park with a lake surrounded by curvilinear streets with large residential lots. The idea of a designed residential neighborhood with concerns given to the landscape and aesthetics was new to the city of Hastings in the late nineteenth century. The district's park was created in 1886, but the residential lots lay undeveloped for approximately thirty years.

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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.