Hanscom Park Flower Garden

Hanscom Park Flower Garden (HM13CF)

Location: Omaha, NE 68105 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 14.628', W 95° 57.604'

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Land for Hanscom Park was donated in 1872 by Andrew J. Hanscom and James Megeath. Improvements including flower beds, lakes, cascades and fountains greatly changed the site's rugged character. In time, the park was referred to as "one of the four most beautiful parks in the United States."

The flower garden and original greenhouse date back to the early 1890's. The 1892 Park Commissioner's Report related that "a belt of pine trees was planted on the northwest side of the park which when grown will have a charming effect. This northwest portion of the park since being decorated with flowers is becoming more attractive."

The Joslyn Conservancy was moved to the park from the Joslyn estate in 1913. The Victorian-style "hot-house" was a focal point until 1968, when the present greenhouses were constructed. The greenhouse complex produces flowers for all of Omaha's city parks.

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Looking south toward the Joslyn Conservancy, September 19, 1917.
Looking north through the center of the garden, September 21, 1914.
Motoring through the garden, September 25, 1913. The house at the right is the Ford birthsite.
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HM NumberHM13CF
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Placed ByCity of Omaha
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 251958 N 4570047
Decimal Degrees41.24380000, -95.96006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.628', W 95° 57.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 37.68" N, 95° 57' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6506-6518 Hanscom Park Dr, Omaha NE 68105, US
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