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

Hanscom Park Lagoon

 
 
Hanscom Park Lagoon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 16, 2012
1. Hanscom Park Lagoon Marker
Inscription.

Hanscom Park, Omaha’s oldest remaining park, was designed by landscape architect H.W.S. Cleveland in 1889. Early improvements were described in the 1898 Park Commissioner’s Report: “Two lakes, a cascade, extensive flower beds, two and one-half miles of macadamized roadway, fountains and a magnificent growth of forest trees make this the only finished park in the city.” It was “the most beautiful of our parks located in the center of the most fashionable and highest-priced residential property.”

The lagoon has always been a major site for strolling, fishing and ice skating. The pavilion shown in these photographs was located near the site of the outdoor tennis courts. It burned in 1927 and was replaced the next year with the existing pavilion.

[Photos of]
Fishing along the eastern shore, July 10, 1924.
A summer afternoon, looking east toward Park Avenue, August 16, 1912.
Ice skating, circa 1915.
 
Erected by City of Omaha.
 
Location. 41° 14.511′ N, 95° 57.483′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is on Hanscom Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is near the Pavilion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3201 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha NE 68105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Hanscom Park Lagoon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 16, 2012
2. Hanscom Park Lagoon Marker
Looking southeast toward the lagoon
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanscom Park Flower Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); The City of Omaha, Nebraska (approx. ¼ mile away); President Gerald R. Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Lady Betty Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthsite of Gerald R. Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Territory and State of Nebraska (approx. 0.3 miles away); Congregation of Israel - 1884 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gallagher Building (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hanscom Park, Omaha Parks and Rec. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association History. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Fishing Photo on Hanscom Park Lagoon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, July 10, 1924
3. Fishing Photo on Hanscom Park Lagoon Marker
Bostwick-Frohardt Collection, courtesy of KMTV and Western Heritage Museum
Summer Afternoon Photo on Hanscom Park Lagoon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, August 16, 1912
4. Summer Afternoon Photo on Hanscom Park Lagoon Marker
Bostwick-Frohardt Collection, courtesy of KMTV and Western Heritage Museum
Ice Skating Photo on Hanscom Park Lagoon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1915
5. Ice Skating Photo on Hanscom Park Lagoon Marker
Bostwick-Frohardt Collection, courtesy of KMTV and Western Heritage Museum
<i>Hanscom Park. Omaha Neb.</i> image. Click for full size.
By The Omaha News Company, circa 1907
6. Hanscom Park. Omaha Neb.
The pavilion (mentioned on the marker) is just visible through the main stand of trees on the far side of the lake /lagoon.
<i>OMAHA, Neb. Pavilion Hanscom Park.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
7. OMAHA, Neb. Pavilion Hanscom Park.
A better view of the pavilion, with the lagoon visible on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6, 7. submitted on November 14, 2015.
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