Fort Omaha Headquarters Building

Fort Omaha Headquarters Building (HM13F8)

Location: Omaha, NE 68111 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 18.41', W 95° 57.543'

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Constructed in 1906, this double barracks building housed noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, which had reactivated Fort Omaha in 1905. During World War I, this building served as South Post Headquarters for the Army's first balloon training school. In 1929 it became Staff Officers Headquarters of the Seventh Corps Area. Between 1933 and the end of World War II, the building served the dual roles of barracks and Post Commissary.

In 1947 the Army transferred command of Fort Omaha to the Navy who used it to train local Naval and Marine Corps Reservists. When a nationwide Naval Reserve Command was established in 1956, this building became headquarters for a Rear Admiral and his staff. The Admiral's two-star flag and the bell of the cruiser USS Omaha displayed at the building's entrance attested to the Navy's unique presence at a former Army fort.

Currently, this building houses most of the central administrative offices at Metropolitan Community College.
HM NumberHM13F8
Marker Number14
Placed ByMetropolitan Community College, Historical Society of Douglas County, and Nebraska Committee for the Humanities
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 252282 N 4577043
Decimal Degrees41.30683333, -95.95905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.41', W 95° 57.543'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 24.60" N, 95° 57' 32.58" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 396 South Rd, Omaha NE 68111, US
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