The Sherman (Omaha, Nebraska)

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The Sherman
The Sherman, Omaha from W 2.JPG
The Sherman (Omaha, Nebraska) is located in Nebraska
The Sherman (Omaha, Nebraska)
The Sherman (Omaha, Nebraska) is located in the United States
The Sherman (Omaha, Nebraska)
LocationNorth Omaha, Nebraska
Coordinates41°16′54″N 95°56′13.4″W / 41.28167°N 95.937056°W / 41.28167; -95.937056Coordinates: 41°16′54″N 95°56′13.4″W / 41.28167°N 95.937056°W / 41.28167; -95.937056
ArchitectGustav Peterson[1]
Architectural styleNeo-Classical Revival
NRHP reference #86000334[1]
Added to NRHP1986

The Sherman is a historically significant apartment building located at 2501 North 16th Street in the Near North Side of Omaha, Nebraska. Built in 1897, it was designated an Omaha landmark in 1985; in 1986 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Sherman is a Neo-Classical Revival style apartment building, and according to the City of Omaha, was one of the first three apartment buildings constructed in Omaha. Named for Sherman Avenue, the former name of Omaha's North Sixteenth Street, today the three-story building is the oldest apartment building in the city. It has been in continuous use as an apartment since its construction.[2]

George H. Payne, developer of the Sherman, was one of the eleven board of directors of Omaha's 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition which was held in nearby Kountze Park. The build site of the Sherman was selected because it was on the direct route to the entrance of the impending Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition and at the intersection of two important street car lines. Architecturally the Sherman is unique to the City, exhibiting the influence of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. In its use of classical elements, it also anticipates later apartment buildings with its simple, rectangular brick form.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historical Places - Nebraska (NE), Douglas County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-05-31.
  2. ^ Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission Retrieved 4 June 2015
  3. ^ More Nebraska National Register Historic Places tour. Retrieved 29 May 2007