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Nebraska’s Unique State Capitol

The first in the nation to incorporate a functional tower in its design. Within the building, a complex medley of design offers a stunning stroll through artful symbolism and history. The Capitol is also a lively workplace, housing the executive...

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The Kennard House

by Ed Zimmer The oldest home in Lincoln, Nebraska stands just down the street from the southeast corner of the Nebraska State Capitol grounds, at 1627 H Street. In front of the handsome Italianate style house with a roof-top cupola...

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The Long Road to a Landmark

 by Ed Zimmer Nebraska’s beautiful State Capitol took a decade to build (1922-1932) and an expenditure of ten million Depression-era tax dollars. More than that, it took three tries to design and construct the landmark building—it’s the third State Capitol...

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Chicago Architects Shaped Lincoln

by Ed Zimmer Lincoln in the early twentieth century was awakening from the deep depression of the mid-1890s, which saw the city’s population drop from 55,000 in 1890 to 39,000 in 1900. The former peak was not reached again until...

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Sheldon Museum of Art

by Ingrid Holmquist Sheldon Museum of Art is a must-see in Lincoln on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Its striking architecture draws in passersby with its travertine columns and expansive windows. Bequests from Mary Frances Sheldon (1892–1950) and her brother...

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Public Art Abounds

by Sriyani Tidball It seems that every year a new piece of art is unveiled in our Lincoln—a city that satisfies art lovers. There are more than 100 pieces of public art on display throughout the city. Public art in...

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A New Centennial Mall

by Charlyne Berens When Nebraska celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017, it will also celebrate the total renovation of one of the state’s shining jewels: Nebraska’s Centennial Mall, which connects the State Capitol on the south to the Nebraska Historical...

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Lincoln’s Young Architect in 1870 – Artemas Roberts

by Ed Zimmer If today an Indiana native and graduate of University of Michigan left a tight job market in Chicago to seek better prospects in Lincoln, one might guess he was a journeyman assistant football coach in the Big...