Millard Block 1880-1881

Millard Block 1880-1881 (HMNL2)

Location: Omaha, NE 68102 Douglas County
Buy Nebraska State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 41° 15.385', W 95° 55.859'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

The Old Market Historic Walking Tour

Omaha capitalist Ezra Millard, a former mayor of Omaha and the man for whom a western suburb was named, erected the four-story Millard Block in 1880-81. The first tenants were Tootle, Maul & Co., wholesale dry goods; Reed, Jones & Co., boots and shoes; and W.L. Parrotte & Co., hats and caps. But by the beginning of the 20th century, the busy factory of the F.P. Kirkendall Boot Company was established here. It was once the world's largest producer of riding boots, supplying them to such prestigious customers as King Gustav V of Sweden and Emperor Yoshohito of Japan, as well as working cowboys everywhere. On the night of January 28, 1905, a fire gutted the interior of the building, but left standing the sturdy walls, which are 30-inches thick at the base. The interior was then rebuilt and a fifth floor added to the building, enabling the Kirkendall Boot Factory to stay another 50 years. In 1995, Rubin Distributing Co. left the building to make way for new upscale apartments and retail.
HM NumberHMNL2
Placed ByThe Old Market
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:31am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 254443 N 4571366
Decimal Degrees41.25641667, -95.93098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.385', W 95° 55.859'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 23.10" N, 95° 55' 51.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101 Harney St, Omaha NE 68102, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?