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Omaha's Most Unique Homes??

Postby mr. omaha » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:47 am

I'm trying to develop an extensive walk/drive tour-type list of unique homes (still standing) in Omaha. What would you suggest be included? Homes can be from any era, any style, or any part of town (include adaptive reuse homes, like a warehouse conversion)...

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Postby SaveOmaha » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:29 pm

Pretty much anything in the Gold Coast should be included (especially along 38th Street). There are also a lot of standout homes in the Mercer Park, Walnut Hill and Bemis Park neighborhoods, just north of the Gold Coast.

Also, there are some awesome 19th Century Queen Anne homes and rowhouses in the Field Club, Leavenworth and Columbus Park neighborhoods.

My modern favorites are Linden Estates, the homes along South 96th Street and the Legacy area.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:07 pm

Who is the tour for? And what do you mean by "unique"? I'd love to help out!
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Postby Brad » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:06 am

You may want to check out this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Ages-Oma ... 131&sr=1-2
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:28 pm

I took some of the photos in that book. :-)
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Postby ShawJ » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:33 pm

Brad wrote:You may want to check out this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Ages-Oma ... 131&sr=1-2


I looked through that book a few weeks ago. Great book, but awfully depressing seeing a lot of lost architecture.

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Postby mr. omaha » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:40 pm

I own that book (excellent, btw) and just about every other one like it out there (Omaha City Architecture being my all-time favorite) but I guess what I'm asking is this... if you could spend one day looking at a collection of houses in Omaha, or say if you were going to make a photo book similar to building for the ages that just focused on homes, what are the individual gems you would want to see? For example: Uber-modern homes might include the house on 52nd St. just south of Leavenworth, The Gordman House in Regency, The old BF Goodrich warehouse conversion on Abput 22nd and St. Marys, etc........

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Postby Stargazer » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:55 pm

How about that place southeast, adjacent the Amtrak station property?  Did that thing ever sell by the way?

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Postby Brad » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:58 pm

Stargazer wrote:How about that place southeast, adjacent the Amtrak station property?  Did that thing ever sell by the way?


Nope, Still on the market.  Listed by Ralph Marasco of CBS Home.
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Postby mr. omaha » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:59 pm

That's a good one!

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Postby mr. omaha » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:01 am

Any clue who renovated that thing?

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Postby ItsAllAboutMe » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:51 pm

the property by the Amtrak station SOLD last week

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Postby SaveOmaha » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:37 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:43 am

So, when can we expect it to be torn down?  :;):
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Postby mr. omaha » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:02 pm

Con-Agra bought it?

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:32 pm

What property is it?  Isn't SE of Amtrack the Townhomes in Little Italy?

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Postby Big E » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:43 pm

Immediately NE of 9th and Pacific.  Private drive comes in from the north side of the block.

http://g.co/maps/48f6a

Not sure if it's the entire partial block, or just the part with the trees.
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:49 pm

With the smokestack?  I didn't know that was a house.

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Postby Big E » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:55 pm

iamjacobm wrote:With the smokestack?  I didn't know that was a house.


Yup.  It's not a "house", though.  It's a "residence".  The photos when it was listed on cbshome.com were pretty sweet.  The someone that wants to live in that neighborhood has a pretty sweet setup now.  I'd say it's comparable to the residence in Prouty Place over by the CLink, north of 902 Dodge.

I don't remember what it started life as.  Something that supported the train stations, maybe?  Someone on here will know, I'm sure.
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:09 pm

Nice.

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Postby mr. omaha » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:53 pm

It used to be the Burlington's "central plant".

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Postby mr. omaha » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:14 pm

http://douglasne.mapping-online.com/Dou ... 0320270002

822 Pacific on YouTube if you ever wanted to know what the inside looks like....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H9MFtAv ... ata_player

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Postby mr. omaha » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:23 pm

Here's a less-disorienting video of 822 on YouTube by UrbanOmaha...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAEdfm74 ... ata_player

I always liked the gate at that place. Just imagine how cool it would be to haul a lawn chair and six pack to the top of that stack and watch the fireworks!

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Postby byrdrules » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:47 pm

mr. omaha wrote:I own that book (excellent, btw) and just about every other one like it out there (Omaha City Architecture being my all-time favorite) but I guess what I'm asking is this... if you could spend one day looking at a collection of houses in Omaha, or say if you were going to make a photo book similar to building for the ages that just focused on homes, what are the individual gems you would want to see? For example: Uber-modern homes might include the house on 52nd St. just south of Leavenworth, The Gordman House in Regency, The old BF Goodrich warehouse conversion on Abput 22nd and St. Marys, etc........

I drive past that thing constantly, and I have always wanted to take a look inside that place at some point.  Maybe I'll just walk up there one day and say hi...

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Re: Omaha's Most Unique Homes??

Postby Brad » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:13 am

This house in my neighborhood has been taking forever, but seems like its going to be really unique when its done. Its right across from Westside's football field.

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