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Kearney, Nebraska

  • John Barnd House

    John Barnd HouseThe John Barnd House, located in Kearney, is a large two-and-one-half-story frame dwelling built about 1892, and a good example of the Queen Anne style. Barnd came to Kearney in 1874, established a la...
    John Barnd House
  • Hanson-Downing House

    Hanson-Downing HouseThe Hanson-Downing House, built in 1886, is an excellent example of the American ornamented cottage. The asymmetry of forms, variation in roof sections, and textural variety create a picturesque effec...
    Hanson-Downing House
  • Dr. A. O. Thomas House

    Dr. A. O. Thomas HouseThe Thomas House was designed by Nebraska architect George A. Berlinghof in 1906 in the Neo-Classical Revival style. Dr. A. O. Thomas, a native of Illinois, was the first president of the Kearney Stat...
    Dr. A. O. Thomas House
  • Walter Klem House

    The Walter Klem House, designed in the English Cottage style, is located in Kearney. Historic housing stock in the city predominantly dates from the 1910s through the 1920s, logically coinciding with...
    Walter Klem House
  • Kearney Junior High School

    Located in Kearney, this Neo-Classical-style building was constructed in 1925 to1926. It is a good and intact example of an early twentieth century junior high school building. The Kearney Junior High...
    Kearney Junior High School
  • Kearney United States Post Office

    Kearney United States Post OfficeCompleted in 1911, the Post Office Building is a fine example of the Neo-Classical Revival style. It was designed by James Knox Taylor. Taylor's education and early practice was in St. Paul, Minnesota...
    Kearney United States Post Office
  • Sweetwater Mill and Kilgore Bridges

    Sweetwater Mill and Kilgore BridgesSweetwater Mill Bridge In November 1908 the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors adopted bridge plans prepared by the Standard Bridge Company as the county standards. The board awarded an annual bri...
    Sweetwater Mill and Kilgore Bridges

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Hike-Bike Bridge Crane Viewing

The Hike-Bike Bridge at the Fort Kearny State Recreation Area is an excellent crane viewing location open to the public. The viewing location is an easy 1/3

Kearney, NE Recreation

Historic Frank House

The Frank House, built by George Washington Frank, was constructed in 1889. The three-story house listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is made of red Colorado sandstone, with English golden oak interior paneling and lumber, and hand carved woodwork and has seven fireplaces (10

Kearney, NE Historic Homes


Hanson-Downing House

The Hanson-Downing House, built in 1886

Kearney, NE Historic Buildings

Things to do near Kearney, NE

Beauvais Ranche Station Site

Following a career with Pierre Chouteau, Jr. and Company, Geminian Pierre Beauvais established his own trading post in 1849 o...

Sherman Fishing

Fishing and power boating are the mainstays of this central Nebraska reservoir. Rugged drainage ways branch off the main rese...