Broatch Building

The Broatch Building is located at 1209 Harney Street in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Built in 1880 with an 1887 expansion, it was designated an Omaha Landmark on December 20, 1983, and is a contributing building to the Old Market Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[2]

Broatch Building
Broatch Building, Omaha, NE.jpg
Broatch Building
Location1209 Harney Street, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Coordinates41°15′22″N 95°55′57″W / 41.25621°N 95.93243°W / 41.25621; -95.93243Coordinates: 41°15′22″N 95°55′57″W / 41.25621°N 95.93243°W / 41.25621; -95.93243
Built1880 and 1887[1]
ArchitectMendelssohn & Lawrie[1]
DesignatedDecember 20, 1983[1]
Broatch Building is located in Nebraska
Broatch Building
Location of Broatch Building in Nebraska


Built by an early Omaha entrepreneur, politician and civic leader named William James Broatch, the building became home to Omaha's first wholesale heavy hardware business in 1874. He also served twice as the mayor of Omaha.

Designed as a three-story building by Mendelssohn, Fisher and Lawrie and built in 1880, the building added a fourth story in 1887. In 1979 the building was completely renovated for the office of Bahr, Vermeer and Haecker, architects.[3]

In early 2007 a local developer announced plans to renovate the Broatch and a neighboring building into condominiums. The development, called Erin Place, will feature a dozen condos.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission – List of Landmarks". Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  3. ^ "Broatch Building" Archived 2007-10-09 at the Wayback Machine, City of Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 5/10/08.
  4. ^ Kotok, C.D. "Condo Boom Isn't Over, Developer Says", Omaha World-Herald. February 8, 2007.

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