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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 1, 1912)
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VOL. XLII-NO. 11.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKXIXtJ, SEPTUM BKtt 1.
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est Public Building
Erected by State's
N designing the beautiful Doug
las county court house, John
Latenser made a masterpiece.
Its architectural beauty sur
passes that of any building
ever erected' In the state,' and
all credit for this achievement goes to
Omaha's famous architect, the man who
has designed the greatest number of
Omaha's best buildings.
Omaha people-most of them, at least
do not realize how beautiful, how fine
and; substantial a building Douglas county
has -erected. Long delay In the construc
tion has kept . them from seeing what
beauties have been placed on the inter
ior, and there really rests the effective
results of Mr. Latenser's creations. The
central court Is one of the master
achtevments of western architecture, the
beauties of the marble, the symmetry of
the lines, the proportion of the spaces,
and the entire general scheme of the
court being such as to elicit expressions
of high approval from all who see them.
' The .building is one of spacious rooms,
rooms where the atmosphere created is
such as to make for the comfort and
ease of all. There are many rooms in
public buildings that eeem crowded, due
to low ceilings and crowded conditions.
But the large roomy places in the court
house and the fine decorations make
this building one that will always bo re
garded as a masterpiece of construction
and be talked about by visitor o Omaha,
as one of the west's best public edifices.
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THE NEW DOUGLAS COUNTY COUKT HOUSE, AVHIGII 18 NOW. NEAJtlNO COMPLETION
High Class' Work, .by
Omaha Firms in Con
structing This Hand
some New Structure,
.N letting the tontracta tor
work In the court .house, soma
of the best firms of Omaha
were alloted work. The
Omaha Electric Light, and
Power company is ' supplying
the ebcfrlo enorgy ajid powi" for the huice
Milldlng. The Mid-West Electric com
pany (formerly the Johnston Electrlo
company) furnished all the electrlo ap
paratus. Thirteen miles of copper, seven
arid one-half mile of iron conduit, thir
teen motors. 1100 light outlets ' nd' 367
swltehes were supplied to this building.
(. A. Fuchs' Son fc Blind did the paint
ing anil decorating. Hayden Broa. re
ceived the contract for furnishing' the
structure and placed all the furniture,
railings, clerks" cages and fixtures, that
went in it. the contract for this 'work
going more than $140,000. " . . .
' Contracts which were received by these
Omaha firms were let to them inscom
petltlon with, firms from all parts, of
the country. Hayden Eros', were In com
petition with more . than' twenty-five
Omaha firms In addition to. the many
from all other ( parti of the country..
This work done by Omaha firms Is an
illustration of the capacity of Gate, City
builders and supply . house for taking
rare of contracts of any. sixe - and ,for
doing the work In a way to suit the most
exacting. . i i ; . . ; , , -'
According, to present plans t'ie .court
house will soon be ready for occupancy
and, then the public will be invited to
inspect the new grandeur. .
beautiful and substantial public building by John
Latenser, one pf the Wests most prominent
Leading Omaha firms supplied the furnishings and building material
making this magnificent structure a true
Energy For Lighting
Will be Furnished by the
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Is never let except to a big,
--that is whyr we V landed the biggest public
electrical contract ever signed imNebraska
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As an idea of the bigness - of this work we sub- i
mit the following lactsi concern the electrical
installation for the courthouse: . :
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13 Miles Copper Wire Installed!!!
1 Miles Iron Conduit Installed!!!
to control 13;motqrs
horse power, llt)9 light outlets of
3636 lights capacity, 3571 switches.
WE ARE ALSO THE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS FOR THE FOLLOWING BIG BUILDINGS:
Kceline Building. ' Boyd. Theater. --
City National Bank Building. Fairbanks, Morse & Company Building.
Omaha National Bank Building Wellington Hotel.
National Fidelity and Casualty Building, ' Cnstellar School. .
John Deere Plow Company Building. Central Park School.
Hotel Loyal. -, ' Lincoln Commercial Club.
Nebraska University Law College Building. '
Successors to Johnston Elecrtic Co., 411-413 South 10th Street.
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