Nebraska Historical Marker: Heartwell Park Historic District

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Nebraska Historical Marker: Heartwell Park Historic District

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Location

Pioneer Spirit Trail, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska

View this marker's location 40.594915, -98.37875

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Marker Text

The Heartwell Park Historic District is significant as an example of a planned residential development. The Heartwell Park Addition was platted in 1886 by J. B. Heartwell and designed by landscape architect A. N. Carpenter. The idea of a designed residential neighborhood with landscaping and aesthetics was new to Hastings in the 1880s. The park was created in 1886, but the lots on Forest Boulevard lay undeveloped until 1919 and the Lakeside Drive lots were not developed until the 1940s.

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