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7. Christian Specht Building - LM

We win some, like the epic battle to save the Christian Specht building at 1110 Douglas St. The structure is locally landmarked and listed on the National Register. According to the State Historic Preservation Office, it’s the most intact iron front building in the state of Nebraska.

We lose some, like the epic battle to save the Clarinda and Page Apartments, a classic representative of Omaha’s early luxury apartment buildings that developed along Omaha’s parks and boulevard system after the turn of the 20th century. The Clarinda once served as an iconic portal to the Leavenworth neighborhood and a historical companion to the Colonial Revival First Unitarian Church.

No matter the outcome, one thing is certain – we will never stop our efforts to protect the metro’s architectural treasures. Want to help? Here’s what you can do:

    • Let us know about historic buildings that are in need of our help. Send all the pertinent information, along with your contact information, to info@restorationexchange.org.
    • Follow us on social media, and like and share our posts. Knowledge is power, and our numbers are growing. Sharing our messages will contribute to our momentum!
    • Join our letter-writing team. Numbers count! Letters, emails and phone calls to elected officials are incredibly important at critical junctures in the decision-making processes that affect our historic building stock.
    • Become an REO member, and encourage your colleagues, friends and family to become members. It’s easy! Choose a level that fits your wallet. You’ll also feel good after you do it!
    • Get ready to mobilize when our next historic treasure is threatened. It could be next year, or it could be next week. We’d love your help when it’s time to spring into action!

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