Saunders School

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Saunders School
Saunders School (Omaha) from SW.jpg
Saunders School, now Saunders Apartments, seen from the southwest
Saunders School is located in Nebraska
Saunders School
Saunders School is located in the United States
Saunders School
Location415 N. Forty-First Ave., Omaha, Nebraska
Coordinates41°15′48″N 95°58′28″W / 41.26333°N 95.97444°W / 41.26333; -95.97444Coordinates: 41°15′48″N 95°58′28″W / 41.26333°N 95.97444°W / 41.26333; -95.97444
AreaLess than one acre
ArchitectJohn Latenser
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference No.86000336 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 13, 1986

Saunders School, located at 415 North 41st Avenue in the Midtown area of Omaha, Nebraska, United States, was declared a landmark by the City of Omaha in 1985, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.


Named for Alvin Saunders, Nebraska's last territorial governor and a member of the Board of Regents of Omaha High School, Saunders School was built in the Romanesque style in 1899. It was designed by prominent Omaha architect John Latenser, Sr. to reflect his interest in neo-classical form and detail. It was the first commission Latenser received among many for Omaha's civic and commercial buildings.

The school's roof was torn off and the building was partially destroyed by the Easter Sunday Tornado of 1913.[2]

After operating as a school for more than 80 years, the two-story brick building was renovated for use as apartments in the late 1980s.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Wreckage left behind" Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 2/18/08.
  3. ^ (nd) Saunders School. City of Omaha Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 2007-05-31. Archived March 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine