Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 01, 1912, Builders' Section, Image 19
PAST THRU Builders' Section ' PAGES ONE TO FOUR. hp J- Omaha SUNDA PAST THREE - Builders' Section PAGES ONE TO FOUR. VOL. XLII-NO. 11. OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKXIXtJ, SEPTUM BKtt 1. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. Great Masterpiece Constructed by M aster Builders Nebraska's Handsom est Public Building Erected by State's Leading Architect. 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. Nebraska's most A mlHi v"liir B E SO mm ft' B ! ' ft" tti Sv-rr " - ' -'-''! ..-'.'.. . I - n.rn, i II. i., ..,..,.. n,n,.. mi ii inn. 1 1 nil m inn innirrmr d I .- ' - f , ' m 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 arid successful architects Latenser, one pf the Wests most prominent Leading Omaha firms supplied the furnishings and building material making this magnificent structure a true Nebraska creation Energy For Lighting and Power Purp oses For The New Will be Furnished by the Urn and mi ana Esiemric owef Light Cofnpany ''''''' A J ' reliableelectric contractor Is never let except to a big, --that is whyr we V landed the biggest public electrical contract ever signed imNebraska WE ARE THE EtEGT rTQ T?rT TUD XTT7TX7 ujo r V-IV 1 1 ilj in lj vv ouglas As an idea of the bigness - of this work we sub- i mit the following lactsi concern the electrical installation for the courthouse: . : ; . : , ' ; -', .,. ,:'y - ,-.-. 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. "V.