Poppleton Block

The Poppleton Block is located at 1001 Farnam Street in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The building was built in 1880 for Omaha lawyer and politician A.J. Poppleton, and was designated an Omaha Landmark on July 13, 1982, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places later that year.

Poppleton Block
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Poppleton Block is located in Nebraska
Poppleton Block
LocationOmaha, Nebraska
Coordinates41°15′26.15″N 95°55′44.89″W / 41.2572639°N 95.9291361°W / 41.2572639; -95.9291361Coordinates: 41°15′26.15″N 95°55′44.89″W / 41.2572639°N 95.9291361°W / 41.2572639; -95.9291361
ArchitectHenry Voss
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference No.82000606[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 7, 1982
Designated OMALJuly 13, 1982[2]


Designed by architect Henry Voss in the High Victorian Italianate style, the City of Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission says it, "exemplifies the type of commercial building constructed in Omaha before the turn-of-the-century."[3]

Poppleton used part of the three-story building to house his law firm but never actually worked there himself. The rest was leased out as office and commercial space. Over the years it continued to be used primarily for commercial purposes, and today it is still utilized as office space.[4] The building includes heavily bracketed cornices and window openings that featuring a combination of round, segmental and stilted segmental arches. There are cast iron storefronts on the building, as well.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Omaha Landmarks". Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  3. ^ "Poppleton Block", City of Omaha Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 2/7/08.
  4. ^ "Tax incentive program projects in Douglas County"[Usurped!], Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 2/7/08.

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