County - City Building

County - City Building (HM1NX7)

Location: Lincoln, NE 68508 Lancaster County
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N 40° 48.491', W 96° 42.436'

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Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

On March 6, 1855, Lancaster County was created by act of the Territorial Legislature. Many early settlers came for land, while others were attracted by the commercial possibilities of the nearby Salt Basin. In 1859, a site east of the Salt Basin was selected as the future county seat. Originally known as Lancaster, the town was first settled in 1864 and renamed Lincoln in 1867 when it was designated the state capital.

Lincoln's city government occupied various locations until 1886, when a municipal headquarters building was erected at 10th and Q Streets. The old U.S. Post Office building, constructed in 1874-1879 at 10th and O Streets, served as City Hall from 1907-1969.

In 1888, the County Commissioners accepted a bid of $164,976 for the construction of Lancaster County's first courthouse. Completed in 1890 on a site directly north of this building, the courthouse was razed in 1969.

Through the combined efforts of the City Council and County Commissioners, voter approval was received in 1965 for the construction of a building to house both governments. Designed by two local architectural firms, the County-City Building was completed in 1969 at a cost of five million dollars.
HM NumberHM1NX7
Year Placed1970
Placed ByLincoln Bar Association Nebraska State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 693387 N 4519993
Decimal Degrees40.80818333, -96.70726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 48.491', W 96° 42.436'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 48' 29.46" N, 96° 42' 26.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-553 S 10th St, Lincoln NE 68508, US
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