|The Park Manor Historic District is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for its association with the suburban growth and development of Lincoln, Nebraska in the mid-1950s and early 1960s, and Criterion C for the architectural significance of its mid-century ranch and split level houses. After World War II, the United States experienced a housing shortage resulting from a number of factors, but among them the increased buying power of the new managerial class, GI loans available to returning veterans of the war, and an increased prosperity. New suburban neighborhoods, characterized by winding streets with few outlet streets to main arterials, wide streets, uniformity of housing design and lot size, and similar setbacks and settings. These types of areas were developed often by one main developer who may or may not be the builder of the houses themselves. In this case, Peterson Construction developed the area and designed and built the majority of the houses in the neighborhoods. Other builders bought lots and built houses either on spec or for buyers as well. Peterson Construction had the final say on house designs that were not built by Peterson, an effort that provided a great deal of continuity to the neighborhood. At the same time, the variety of materials and styles or configurations of the houses created a subtle variety. The resulting neighborhood has architectural interest while maintaining a uniformity of general conditions that clearly set these houses apart as a coherent district.