Edgar Zabriskie Residence

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Edgar Zabriskie House
Edgar Zabriskie House from SW 1.jpg
View from southwest
Edgar Zabriskie Residence is located in Nebraska
Edgar Zabriskie Residence
Edgar Zabriskie Residence is located in the US
Edgar Zabriskie Residence
Location Omaha, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°16′13″N 95°57′57″W / 41.27028°N 95.96583°W / 41.27028; -95.96583Coordinates: 41°16′13″N 95°57′57″W / 41.27028°N 95.96583°W / 41.27028; -95.96583
Built 1889[2]
Architect Fowler & Beindorff
Architectural style Stick/eastlake, Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 78001697[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 28, 1978
Designated OMAL October 14, 1980[2]

The Edgar Zabriskie Residence is located at 3524 Hawthorne Avenue in the Bemis Park neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska, United States. It was built in 1889 as one of the first homes in Bemis Park. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and was designated an Omaha Landmark in 1980.[3]


The Zabriskie Residence is regarded as one of the finest Queen Anne style structures in Omaha.[4] Edgar Zabriskie was a ship officer, American Civil War veteran, Union Pacific general agent and accountant. He was one of the first purchasers of a lot in Bemis Park, a new residential suburb in the 1880s. The house was designed by a firm operated by Benjamin Fowler and Charles Beindorff, who also designed a number of important civic buildings throughout the city. After it was built the Zabriskie Residence and carriage house sat along on a hill overlooking the Bemis Park development for nearly a decade. It was only in the early 20th century did the development grow.[5]

The Zabriskie House has multiple wall surfaces, high multiple rooftops, a round turret, straight and round-arched windows and prominent gables and chimneys. The house is currently in excellent condition, including still-functioning original gas lamps throughout the house.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Omaha Landmarks". Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  3. ^ Blair, R., Deichert, J. and Bloom, H. (2005) 2005 Revised Omaha Economic Development Plan: Plan for Northeast Omaha. Omaha Economic Development Corporation. Retrieved 10/7/07.
  4. ^ "Zabriskie House". City of Omaha Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 10/7/07.
  5. ^ Gerber, K. and Spencer, J.S. (2003) Building for the Ages: Omaha's architectural landmarks. Landmarks, Inc. p 68.