Gold Coast Historic District (Omaha, Nebraska)

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Gold Coast Historic District
Joslyn Castle from S 1.JPG
Joslyn Castle, a landmark in Omaha's Gold Coast.
Location Omaha, Nebraska
Built 1889
Architect multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

97000237

[1]
Added to NRHP March 14, 1997

The Gold Coast Historic District is located in Midtown Omaha, Nebraska. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, this historic district covers approximately a 30 block area roughly bounded by 36th, 40th, Jones, and Cuming Streets.[2] The neighborhood housed many of Omaha’s cultural and financial leaders between 1900 and 1920, taking over from Omaha's original Gold Coast in prominence.[3]

About[edit]

This historic district was a trendy social hotspot in the 1920s, and was called the "Gold Coast" for its concentration of high-value homes. From 1880 through the 1940s several large mansions were built for upper middle and upper class commuters. During this time Omaha's downtown was a long trolley-ride away, and the community was in the country. Two neighborhoods within the district (the Blackstone and Cathedral neighborhoods) reflect the housing styles of the times. The Joslyn Castle neighborhood is also within the area.

The area is the location of several locally and nationally historically significant landmarks, including Joslyn Castle, Saunders School and St. Cecilia Cathedral, as well as several homes which are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Modern developments[edit]

The Omaha Women's Club moved into the Henninger House at 518 South 38th Street in the Gold Coast area in 1963.[4] The Upstream Brewing Company named a blonde ale after the neighborhood in the early 2000s.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ (1997) National Register of Historic Places Listings - March 21, 1997. National Park Service. Retrieved 5/20/07.
  3. ^ "Gottlieb Storz House", City of Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 5/11/08.
  4. ^ (nd) About. Omaha Women's Club website. Retrieved 5/20/07.
  5. ^ (nd)Gold Coast Neighborhood Upstream Brewing Company website. Retrieved 5/20/07.

Coordinates: 41°15′40″N 95°58′08″W / 41.26111°N 95.96889°W / 41.26111; -95.96889