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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 24, 1911)
THK OMAHA .SUNDAY 1JKK: DECKMIJKU 24. 1011.
BUILDERS OF THE WOODMEN OF THE WORLD BUILDING
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Main Office: Fullerton Bid.,
St. Louis, Mo.
1408 -Harney Street
Dell Douc- 114G Ind. A-2146
Twelve years ao the Woodmen Circle had
5,000 members nnd were in financial straits
they then occupied a little room ten by
fourteen feet square; At that time Mrs.
Emma B. Manchester was elected supreme
guardian, Today this wonderful woman's
fraternal order has almost 105.000 members
, and an emergency fund of $2,150,000. They
Will Occupy the Entire
Third Floor of the New
W. O. W. Building
Every woman should write for particulars
regarding the best woman's fraternal insur
ance in the world. Address
Elrs. Emma 0.
Scpraaa Guardian tVooinsa Circle
W. 0. W. Building, Omaha
Magnificent Structure Now
in Course of Construction
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J 551 $
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TOOODMAN OF THE WOftLD BUILDING LOCATED AT FOUKTEENTH
AND FAHNAM STREET WHICH IS NOW UP TO THE
New Home To 'Be. a Model
No Expense is Being Spared to Make the New General Offices
of the Woodman of the -World the Finest in the West.
Within the next few months, with . all
the pomp Mud ceremony attendant upon
the oocaaiun, the auvereiicn udloera of
the Woodmen of the World will deposit
copper box In a nlclie In the corner
atoue or the eighteenth etory ekyacrapur
at Fourteenth and Farnara atresia. ihio
will mr tue completion ot one ojvtno
moat mouern buiidmga In the Unueu
Slatea, erected at a coat of aomemui,
more than il.uoo.uuu.
The Woodmen of the World building- U
the pride of. me arclutecu, lloluoird,
lloohe, of Chicago, and the' comrauiui,
the beiden-lireck Conatrucilon commi,,
of bU tioula,i In lla erection a record im
been broken for bulldlnga of lta ciaa..
ljjtcavaung for the foundation cou.-
ineuoed July U ot the preaenl year, ana
the ateel work wea finished lecember 'i.
Now the roof la on and the facliue are
omg up at a rapid paoe. while the fire
pruoilufc for the tloora la finished to the
Mo biUulng tn the country la better, nor
U there any more complete than the'ene
which the Woodmen ot the World la
erecting In thia city, and no expense has
been spued in lie construction. The
frame la ot heavy structural steel, with
the faducs fur the base ot a pink granite.
Above this and up to the fourth floor
line, the material ts light grinlte terra
cotta, with the exception of as tha ror.ond
floor line, spandrels and window mulllons
ot bronse green axe luted. Above the
fourth floor the facing material is pure
white aa denaineled terra cotta, with
Indian red brick worked In around the
Windows,- to break up any ntouooay tl at
might be felt by reason ot gslii- upon
the whit walls.
Tike Interior ot the building la g-olng to
be a gvtn, the main entrance being one
of the striking features. This entrance
Is at the northwest corner and la flauaied
either side by Immense pillars of a
reddish granite, highly pclisht'd. Iasaing
bttweva Oiwe pillars sud through doiira
ot tit moi exquisite bronse one eaters
lobby that extends Up two etorii's, Us
etitlr akiva and fellna Wing pannellrd
with Ciirdo marble ot the purest white,
lth the xrrtKa ot aame iiitlil nu-k.
inr. FroM this )abr thtre ar twe
broad tuarbl saXitava, both of U)ch
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extend to the logla above, which Is sur
rounded by marble colnmns of the purest
white. In the corridors the sides of the
walls sre covered with marble and the
lloors of the II rat and second floors aud
the publlo spaces with the same material.
Above these floors mosalo tile is used
for the floors and In the publlo spaces.
In the offices the floors are ot maple,
.aid on an 'underbody of cement.
Aside from the floors the only wood
used In the building Is that for door and
window casings above, the second floor.
Vhia wood Is Circassian walnut and sum.
s i finished In the factory with the, dull
polish such as la given to the high-grade
, iknos, ,.
The alley and annex walls of the build'
liitf are of a lUht colored cream brick,
Similar to that used In the City National
bank. All floors, under the wood cover
tng. are hollow tile, above which Is a bed
of concrete, five and one-half Inches la
thloknua. Then, too, this cement Is not
only ustd In the floor, but like a Jacket,
it surrounds the whole of the steel frame
On each floor above th .first there are
two pubilo drinking fountains, all located
In corridors and supplied with water
cooled in the big refrigerating plant
In the basement.
The building ts equlppedwlth six high
speed elevators, running front the base
ment to the top floor.
' The boiler and engine rooms are as
complete aa can be made. Besides . the
three largo boilers for heating purposes,
there Is a complete electrical plant, In
cluding s tor ace, where the electrlo cur
rent for running the elevators, the house
pump nnd for supplying the stores and
offices with i:ght la made. Then, too,
In the basement, there ts an air washing
maahlne for cleansing the air which la
used In the blast system for ventilating.
This tleotrtcal plant also furmshea the
power for running the vacuum cleaning
While of necessity, a large portion ef
ths material used In the construction ot
the Woodmen ot the World building was
Turhasf4 eUewhera, muh ot It hs been
bought of the Midland Olase and Paint
company of Omaha and ahuut about v
srylhlng for the plumbing, healing and
power plant was bouaht of J. J, Hsn.
nlghen A Co., ot th's olty.
Local Office: 622 Bee Bid.
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1107 to 1111 Hoivari
LASS FOR THE
W. O. W. BUILDING
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