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    Tuberculosis Hospital Heating Plant – Kearney NE

    Date added: July 22, 2015; Modified: May 17, 2022

    At approximately the same time that the State Board of Control was considering the construction of a new Men’s Hospital, a need for a new heating plant was also being considered. Architect John P. Helleberg, of Kearney, completed plans for… read more

    Resettlement Farmsteads – Kearney NE

    Date added: July 17, 2015; Modified: April 20, 2017

    The first rehabilitation farm project to be established in Nebraska, and among the first in the country, was established at Kearney. Fifty-seven acres of land were purchased by the Rural Rehabilitation program. The land lay just north of the north… read more

    City Hall & Fire Station – Kearney NE

    Date added: July 21, 2015; Modified: April 12, 2017

    Kearney made an application for funding for a city hall in 1935, however the bond issue failed and the Public Works Administration (PWA) money was never allocated at that time. In 1938, Kearney was given a grant from the PWA… read more

    National Guard Armory

    National Guard Armory – Kearney NE

    Date added: July 22, 2015; Modified: April 11, 2017

    An economic account of Kearney is given in The Kearney Daily Hub paper of November 19, 1935, reporting facts disclosed at a joint Buffalo County Board and Kearney City Council meeting. Board Chairperson Martin Slattery reported that “There were nearly… read more

    Kearney Tuberculosis Hospital – Kearney NE

    Date added: November 4, 2015; Modified: April 11, 2017

    In November 1937, the State Board of Control decided to proceed with construction of a new men’s hospital building at the State Tuberculosis Hospital in Kearney. The building was estimated to cost $125,000.00, the bulk of which would be funded… read more

    Kenwood School – Kearney NE

    Date added: November 4, 2015; Modified: November 6, 2015

    A Public Work Administration (PWA) grant was given to the Kearney School Board for the erection of Kenwood Elementary School, announced in late June, 1934. Architects McClure and Walker submitted plans and specifications to the PWA engineer’s office in Omaha… read more

    Kearney Highway Shop – Kearney NE

    Date added: November 4, 2015

    In May 1938, a storage yard and highway shed was under construction on 33rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Utilizing Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor, the building and completed site was estimated to cost $8000. One and one quarter… read more

    Road – Cottonmill Lake NE

    Date added: July 21, 2015; Modified: September 21, 2015

    In March 1935, nearly one hundred Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) workers started work at Cottonmill Lake, located west of Kearney. Primarily, they were involved in widening and improving the driveway around the lake. The shovel crews were widening the… read more

    Buffalo County Fairgrounds – Kearney NE

    Date added: July 24, 2015; Modified: September 21, 2015

    In the early 1930s, the Buffalo County Fair was in dire straits. It went broke and was taken over by the County Farm Bureau, and thence was taken over by the newly formed Buffalo County Fair Board. In 1936, the… read more

    Kearney High School Addition (demolished) – Kearney NE

    Date added: September 21, 2015

    In June 1934, the PWA presented a grant to the Kearney School Board for a $7,000.00 addition to the existing high school. Architect John P. Helleberg was hired to prepare specifications for the project, which would include rearranging the building… read more

    Harmon Park – Kearney NE

    Date added: July 28, 2015; Modified: September 20, 2015

    The oldest portion of the park, the block between 5th and 6th Avenues and 29th and 30th Streets, dates back to August 7, 1876, when it was given to the city by Thomas Perkins and James Harford “for the sole… read more

    Men’s Hall, University of Nebraska at Kearney – Kearney NE

    Date added: September 18, 2015; Modified: September 20, 2015

    In 1937, architects McClure and Walker of Kearney were hired to draw plans for a new men’s dormitory on the campus of the Kearney State Teachers College. Planned to house 120 to 140 men, the brick building was planned to… read more

    Athletic Facilities, University of Nebraska at Kearney – Kearney NE

    Date added: September 18, 2015; Modified: September 18, 2015

    Kearney State Teachers College was granted almost $10,000.00 in a WPA grant to improve its athletic facilities. The project was planned to be very “inclusive.” It included improving the current football and athletic field at the college, and leveling and… read more

    Kearney High School Athletic Field & Stadium – Kearney NE

    Date added: July 28, 2015; Modified: July 30, 2015

    Construction of the concrete “stadium” at the Kearney High School athletic field on West 21st Street was designed primarily to provide dressing rooms for the high school athletes, but also provides seating for a large number of sports fans. It… read more

    Library Addition – Kearney NE

    Date added: July 28, 2015; Modified: July 30, 2015

    In September 1935, the Kearney City Council voted unanimously to approve plans drawn by Hugh McClure for an addition to the library. The plans, together with an application for Public Works Administration (PWA) funds, were then forwarded to Lincoln for… read more