NRHP: Johnston Memorial Building
Johnston Memorial Building
NRHP Reference #: 86000473
NRHP Listing Date: 19860320
Off NE 25, Wallace, Lincoln County, Nebraska
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The hall was built in 1921 as a memorial to John R. Johnston, a resident of Pennsylvania who was prominent in the glass industry. Johnston came to Wallace annually for twenty-four years to hunt and fish. His family and friends built the hall as a memorial after Johnston died of tuberculosis in 1920 at the age of fifty-three. The hall was designed by F. W. Fitzpatrick, a nationally known architect.
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