Harry Buford House

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Harry Buford House
Harry Buford House, Omaha, NE.jpg
Harry Buford House
LocationOmaha, Nebraska
Coordinates41°16′33″N 95°57′25″W / 41.27583°N 95.95694°W / 41.27583; -95.95694Coordinates: 41°16′33″N 95°57′25″W / 41.27583°N 95.95694°W / 41.27583; -95.95694
Built1929[1]
DesignatedApril 12, 1983[1]
Harry Buford House is located in Nebraska
Harry Buford House
Location of Harry Buford House in Nebraska

The Harry Buford House is a historic house located at 1804 North 30th Street in North Omaha, Nebraska. Built in 1929 in a Period Revival style, it was designated a landmark by the City of Omaha in 1983.[2]

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The Buford house is an anomaly, as it is a rare example of Period Revival style located in an inner city neighborhood such as the Near North Side of Omaha, rather than with the majority of houses of that style, which were being constructed in the then-new suburban neighborhoods of Country Club, Minne Lusa and Morton Meadows.

Harry Buford was an African American associate of the political organization of city boss Tom Dennison. Reportedly, the location of the Buford House on the west side of 30th Street indicated the status of the Buford family in Omaha during a time of racial segregation.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission – List of Landmarks". Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  2. ^ (nd) Harry Buford House. City of Omaha Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 6/2/07.
  3. ^ Mead and Hunt. (2003) Reconnaissance Survey of Selected Neighborhoods in Omaha, Nebraska: Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey. City of Omaha. Retrieved 6/2/07.