Petition Closed
Petitioning Omaha Planning/HCD Kevin Denker and 5 others

City of Omaha: Stop proposed demolition of 123 year old house in Historic Orchard Hill Neighborhood


Built in 1890             

Orchard Hill Victorian Era Home

Across the street from Mercer Park and the Bemis Park Neighborhoods.

 

Please help us save this 123 year old house!

This house is the second oldest house in one of Omaha’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. This house was built before the The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition,  a World's Fair held in Omaha, Nebraska from June to November of 1898. Its goal was to showcase the development of the entire West, stretching from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast.

                           

The city Omaha Planning/HCD is tearing down many vacant and abandoned houses. There are many that are structurally unsound or burned and may need tearing down…

This one does not!

 

This magnificent house was built in 1890 and has absolutely no structural damage, it has never had a fire and does not need to be torn down. This is happening all over the city to houses that can and should be saved. The city needs to concentrate on houses that are unsound or are a danger to a neighborhood.

Architectural gems like this are what make a neighborhood and city not only great but extremely desirable to restoration!

 

Please help!

Protect our city’s history!

 

Letter to
Omaha Planning/HCD Kevin Denker
Omaha City Council Ben Gray
Omaha City Council Pete Festersen
and 3 others
Mayor-Elect Jean Stothert
Nebraska State House
Nebraska State Senate
Stop proposed demolition of 123 year old house in Historic Orchard Hill Neighborhood!