NRHP: Standard Oil Company Building of Nebraska

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Standard Oil Company Building of Nebraska (Law Building)

Standard Oil Company Building of Nebraska (Law Building)

NRHP Reference #: 79001443

NRHP Listing Date: 19790824


500 S 18th, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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The six-story brick and limestone building, commonly known as the Law Building, was designed in 1919 by architects John and Allen McDonald, a local father-and-son team who obtained several important commissions in the Omaha area. The building served as the "flagship" headquarters for the Standard Oil Company (Nebraska) from its construction in 1921/1922 through 1939, the year the company was purchased by Standard Oil Company (Indiana). It is significantly associated with the marketing policies, operations, sales, and management of the company, the preeminent marketer of petroleum products in Nebraska. The building is also significant for associations with Alexander H. Richardson and Henry W. Pierpont, who served key positions and successive terms as president.

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