Melrose Apartments (Omaha, Nebraska)

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The Melrose
Melrose Apartments (Omaha) from SE 4.JPG
View from the southeast
Melrose Apartments (Omaha, Nebraska) is located in Nebraska
Melrose Apartments (Omaha, Nebraska)
Location Omaha, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°15′55.53″N 95°57′43.08″W / 41.2654250°N 95.9619667°W / 41.2654250; -95.9619667Coordinates: 41°15′55.53″N 95°57′43.08″W / 41.2654250°N 95.9619667°W / 41.2654250; -95.9619667
Built 1916[2]
Architect Frankfurt,H.D.;[2] Beck,Alex
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 89002044[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 29, 1989
Designated OMAL March 17, 1992[2]

The Melrose Apartments were built in 1916 at 602 North 33rd Street in the Gifford Park neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. The Melrose was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[3]


A three-story, L-shaped building, the Melrose was completed during Omaha's first apartment "boom" period from 1912 to 1917.[4]

Two separate three-story buildings are positioned adjacent to each other in an L-shape with a large courtyard between the buildings. Both buildings are made of brown brick with identical limestone and darker brown brick detailing, with the west building being larger than the north one. There are balconies flanking each building's entryway with "The Melrose" inscribed above.

The Melrose was rehabilitated in 1991, with virtually no alterations to the exterior and only minor changes in the interior.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Omaha Landmarks". Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  3. ^ Mead and Hunt, Inc. (2003) Reconnaissance Survey of Selected Neighborhoods in Central Omaha. Prepared for the City of Omaha.
  4. ^ (2004) Tax incentive projects in Douglas County. Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 7/9/07.
  5. ^ (2004) More National Register sites in Douglas County. Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 7/9/07.