Dr. Samuel D. Mercer House

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Dr. Samuel D. Mercer House
Mercer house Cuming Street from SE 1.JPG
Mercer house, seen from the southeast
Dr. Samuel D. Mercer House is located in Nebraska
Dr. Samuel D. Mercer House
Dr. Samuel D. Mercer House is located in the United States
Dr. Samuel D. Mercer House
Location3920 Cuming Street,
Omaha, Nebraska
Coordinates41°16′6.6″N 95°58′19.6″W / 41.268500°N 95.972111°W / 41.268500; -95.972111Coordinates: 41°16′6.6″N 95°58′19.6″W / 41.268500°N 95.972111°W / 41.268500; -95.972111
Architectural styleQueen Anne Revival
NRHP reference No.76001130[1]
Added to NRHPJune 17, 1976

The Dr. Samuel D. Mercer House was built in 1885 in the historic Walnut Hill neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Samuel Mercer was the chief surgeon of the Union Pacific Railroad, and the founder of Omaha's first hospital.[2]

A grand 23-room red brick mansion built in the Queen Anne style, the key feature of the home is a three-story square tower that rises above the south side main entrance.[2] The cost of the structure was $60,000.[2] The home is the crown jewel of the neighborhood Mercer platted in the 1880s. In the 1880s the city's cable cars stopped at the Mercer House.[3] The house has been subdivided into apartments and much of the elaborate Victorian trim was removed in 1926.[2] The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d Jeffrey S. Spencer [researcher & writer], Kristine Gerber [project director] (2003). Building for the ages : Omaha's architectural landmarks (1st ed.). Omaha, Neb.: Omaha Books. p. 59. ISBN 0-9745410-1-X.
  3. ^ Mead and Hunt. (2003) Reconnaissance Survey of Selected Neighborhoods in Central Omaha, Nebraska: Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey[Usurped!]. City of Omaha. Retrieved 7/8/07.
  4. ^ (nd) National Register of Historic Places in Douglas County, Nebraska. Retrieved 7/8/07.