Category: History

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Downtown Lincoln

by Charlyne Berens Like a healthy plant, reaching out to enhance a larger and larger area, Lincoln’s  downtown continues to grow. Thanks to ongoing renovations and new construction, the “downtown” now starts at the Haymarket on the west and runs all the...

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State Capitol Tells Nebraska’s History

by Judy Shutts The Salvation of the State is Watchfulness in the Citizen.                                                 —Hartley Burr Alexander Rising high on the Nebraska plains is the architectural centerpiece of Lincoln—the Nebraska State Capitol. The capitol overlooks Centennial Mall, which extends north to...

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Home in The Bottoms

by Ed Zimmer   Two Lincoln neighborhoods near Downtown share related names and heritages—the North Bottoms immediately north of UNL’s Memorial Stadium, and the South Bottoms adjacent to Downtown to the west and southwest. The “Bottoms” names simply refer to...

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Is This Your Neighborhood?

All kinds of people live in Lincoln—young families, college students, new Americans, workers, professionals and entrepreneurs—and there is a neighborhood for everyone. Whether you’re visiting Lincoln or living here full time, each neighborhood offers another unique and charming side of...

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The International Quilt Center

by Laura Chapman   The International Quilt Study Center & Museum, located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s historic East Campus at 33rd and Holdrege streets, will offer a variety of exhibitions and programs as it celebrates the center’s 20th anniversary...

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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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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...