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Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Crook House

 
 
Crook House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 8, 2010
1. Crook House Marker
Inscription. On April 27, 1875, General George A. Crook assumed command of the Department of the Platte, which then included Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and part of Montana and Idaho. When the headquarters was shifted from downtown Omaha to Fort Omaha (Omaha Barracks) in 1878, Crook first lived in wooden quarters. An Army authorization for new quarters was approved on June 18, 1878, and this two-story brick structure, Italianate in style, was completed in 1879. The use of troop labor reduced its cost to $7,716.00.

In November, 1879, General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant stayed at the Crook House for three days, and the garrison was invited to a reception. The Crooks' furniture having not yet arrived, the people of Omaha loaned the necessary furnishings. A succession of the Nation's influential citizens have been entertained here. From here, President Rutherford B. Hayes reviewed the fort's troops on September 3, 1890.

General Crook spent almost forty years on the frontier and was respected by the Indians as a man of honor. He died March 21, 1890, and he and his wife are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The Crook House has served throughout the years as the home of the commanding officer of the post. The home was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on April 16, 1969.
 
Erected by Junior League of Omaha, Douglas County Historical Society, Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 210.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 18.609′ N, 95° 57.607′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Metro Tech College Road (West Road) and Metro
Inside the Crook House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 31, 2000
2. Inside the Crook House
Tech College Road (North Road), on the left when traveling north on Metro Tech College Road (West Road). Click for map. The mailing address for the Crook House (5730 N. 30 Street) is the main entrance for Metropolitan Community College not the physical location of the house. The Crook House is approximately is one-quarter mile northwest of the main entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha NE 68111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Omaha Balloon School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Omaha Officers Row (about 500 feet away); General Crook's Headquarters at Fort Omaha (about 500 feet away); Observation Balloon Training at Fort Omaha (about 700 feet away); History of Fort Omaha (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Omaha Knights of Columbus Assembly Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quartermaster's Office and Commissary (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Omaha.
 
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Also see . . .
1. George Crook - Ohio History Central - A product of the Ohio Historical Society. George Crook was an American military leader whose career spanned the era from the American Civil War to the closing of the Western frontier. (Submitted on July 16, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Crook House National Register Nomination. (Submitted on March 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
Inside the Crook House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 31, 2000
3. Inside the Crook House
Inside the Crook House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 31, 2000
4. Inside the Crook House
Wide view of the Crook House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 8, 2010
5. Wide view of the Crook House Marker
Now restored and preserved as a museum by the Douglas County Historical Society, the house sits on the campus of Metropolitan Community College - Fort Omaha.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 871 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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