Many of the homes in Ashland carry a legacy of their own with some residences dating back over 100 years, and a majority of these are still lived in. One of these historic homes is over 135 years old and is still lived in without much visible change in its exterior appearance.
The two-story brick and stone commercial building, which was constructed in 1889 in the Richardsonian
Romanesque style, was designed by the architectural firm of I. and I. Hodgson, Jr., with offices in Omaha and
Portland, Oregon. Between 1889 and 1947
L.C. Barrow and D. R. Dungan, prominent evangelists of the early 1880's, were instrumental in establishing the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ashland, Nebraska.
This little band of Christians met in different homes or other availbale places until 1884
The Israel Beetison House is one of the finest examples of the Italianate style in
Nebraska, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The residence was constructed in 1874-75 of locally quarried limestone by the Dalton Brothers,