NRHP: Jackson-Einspahr Sod House

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Jackson-Einspahr Sod House

Jackson-Einspahr Sod House

NRHP Reference #: 06000994

NRHP Listing Date: 20061108

Location

rural, Holstein vicinity, Adams County, Nebraska

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Summary

The Jackson-Einspahr Sod House is located in rural Adams County. It was constructed in several episodes between 1881 and 1910. The house is significant as an outstanding example of a now-emblematic settlement building in Nebraska. The use of sod as a building material influenced the settlement of Nebraska and made hospitable a region that many termed inhospitable. In addition, sod house construction is a building technology that is characteristic of the settlement period of Nebraska.

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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.