Nebraska Statehood Memorial
In 1869 John K. Winchell of Chicago designed masonry homes in Lincoln for each of the Commissioners. These showplaces did much to instill confidence in Lincoln's future. Of these three structures, only the Kennard House stands today. It is apparently the oldest house within the original plat of Lincoln and is one of the finest remaining Nebraska examples of Italianate domestic architecture, the leading American style from about 1855 - 1875, Nebraska's pioneer period.
In 1965 the State Legislature designated the structure the "Nebraska Statehood Memorial" and assigned responsibility for the memorial to the Nebraska State Historical Society. Thus the house stands today, a symbol of the confidence early Nebraskans had in their state.
Erected by Nebraska Centennial Commission Historical Land Mark Council. (Marker Number 90.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ferguson House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nebraska Governor's Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); County - City Building (approx. half a mile away); The Nebraska State Historical Society (approx. 0.7 miles away); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Old City Hall) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Original Site of St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lincoln's Founding Block (approx. 0.8 miles away); Humane Society Fountain (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
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