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Property Name The Ottawa Block
Reference Number 13000197
State Nebraska
County Douglas
Town Omaha
Street Address 2401 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/22/2013
Areas of Significance Commerce
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The Ottawa Block is locally significant from 1916 to 1948 under Criterion A in the area of commerce for its association with the Phelan & Shirley Company, a railroad contracting business, whose contributions largely impacted the growing development of Omaha and the Midwest. Built in a Prairie School style by local architects , John & Alan McDonald, the construction of the Ottawa Block was a symbol of the Phelan & Shirley Company's' success.


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