Lancaster Block (Lincoln, Nebraska)

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Lancaster Block
Lancaster block (Lincoln, Nebraska) from NW 1.JPG
Lancaster Block (Lincoln, Nebraska) is located in Nebraska
Lancaster Block (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Lancaster Block (Lincoln, Nebraska) is located in the US
Lancaster Block (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Location 6201--6205 Havelock Ave., Lincoln, Nebraska
Coordinates 40°51′24.7″N 96°38′8″W / 40.856861°N 96.63556°W / 40.856861; -96.63556Coordinates: 40°51′24.7″N 96°38′8″W / 40.856861°N 96.63556°W / 40.856861; -96.63556
Built 1891
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
NRHP reference # 89000245[1]
Added to NRHP April 12, 1989

The Lancaster Block in Lincoln, Nebraska was built in Romanesque Revival style in 1891 or before.[2] It is also known as Jack & Jill Grocery Store.[1]

It is historically associated with the rise of the town of Havelock, Nebraska and with its decline. For the rise, it was built by the Landcaster Land Company which founded the city and was built even before the city's incorporation. For the decline, it was site of meeting for local Great Northern railway shop workers and their vote to strike in the Great Railroad Strike of 1922. The strike's failure contributed to the decline of Havelock and its being absorbed into Lincoln in 1930.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Edward F. Zimmer (January 10, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Lancaster Block / Jack & Jill Grocerv StorP/T.Cl T:O14-1" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved August 8, 2016.  with five photos