Fort Omaha Officers Row

Fort Omaha Officers Row (HM13GG)

Location: Omaha, NE 68111 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 18.525', W 95° 57.619'

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Fort Omaha Walking Tour

Built in 1906, Fort Omaha's "Officers Row" typifies the architecture appropriate for officers' residences on an army post in the early 20th century. Large and impressively formal, the houses lack elaborate exterior decoration characteristic of residences of similar size which prosperous civilians built throughout Omaha.

The simplicity of Officers Row expresses government and taxpayer pressure to keep within budget limitations. The restrained classic lines of each house reflects the dignity of early Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival styles. Though less ornate than the older Italianate styles of the post headquarters, their red brick walls and white trim blend with the architectural unity of Fort Omaha.

The officers quartered in Officers Row participated in the social activities of Omaha's business and professional elite. An early Omaha social directory, the Blue Book, listed the names of the Fort Omaha officer staff who regularly received invitations to the city's charity balls, band concerts, sleighing parties and activities of fraternal lodges. Visiting dignitaries considered Officers Row a place of special hospitality.

These houses now serve as residences for some of the faculty and staff at Metropolitan Community College.
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HM NumberHM13GG
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Marker Number3
Placed ByMetropolitan Community College, Historical Society of Douglas County, and Nebraska Committee for the Humanities
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 252183 N 4577260
Decimal Degrees41.30875000, -95.96031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.525', W 95° 57.619'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 31.50" N, 95° 57' 37.14" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16 West Rd, Omaha NE 68111, US
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