Holmes Elementary School – Lincoln NE

Description

“The Holmes School occupies a 10-acre plot, thus providing ample space for playgrounds. It accommodates 160 pupils. The building is one story and a basement in height, and is T-shaped in plan. It contains three classrooms, a combination library and museum, a playroom, a storage room for bicycles, and a community room which has a stage and a kitchen.

The construction is semifireproof. Exterior walls are brick trimmed with wood, the floor is reinforced concrete, and the roof is wood covered with slate. It was completed in August 1937 at a construction cost of $58,401 and a project cost of $61,030.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
61030

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


5230 Sumner St.
Lincoln, NE 68506

Location notes:

Coordinates: 40.7961779, -96.64784309999999

2 comments on “Holmes Elementary School – Lincoln NE

  1. David Bagby

    Address: the street name is wrong, which means the Google Map address is wrong too.

    It’s “sumNer St.” – not sumMer street.

    Actual Address:
    5230 Sumner St.
    Lincoln, NE 68506

    which gives this location:
    5230 Sumner St
    Lincoln, NE 68506
    40.796405, -96.647832

    Check out the street view there – the school is still there, cupola and all!

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