Nebraska Historical Marker: George and Sarah Joslyn Home

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Joslyn Home Marker

Location

308 N 40th St,(intersection of 40th & Davenport) Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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Marker Text

The Joslyns purchased the Sutphen farm in 1893 and began landscaping the five-acre site. Omaha architect John McDonald designed the mansion to resemble a Scottish manor. Named Lynhurst and known locally as "Joslyn Castle," the thirty-four-room house was completed in 1903. It includes an interior conservatory designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen in 1913. The Joslyns made their fortune in the ready-print news business and owned the Western Newspaper Union. They gave generously to many Omaha organizations.

Further Information

Joslyn_Residence_Postcard.jpg
Joslyn Estate
Joslyn Castle, 1892-1903 (Lynn Meyer)

Bibliography

Dennis N Mihelich, “The Joslyns of Omaha: Opulence and Philanthropy,” Nebraska History 83 (2002): 2-14

Marker program

See Nebraska Historical Marker Program for more information.