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Nebraska Loan and Trust Company


category : National Register
Nebraska Loan and Trust Company Cities and agricultural areas need capital to finance growth.
Nebraska Loan and Trust Company, organized in 1882 with James B. Heartwell as
need in Hastings by providing a means for Eastern Capitalists to invest in Nebraska
real estate mortgages. In 1883-84 they erected a large, ornate, L-shaped Victorian
Italiante structure at Second and Lincoln. The building which cost $35,000,
was designed by C.C. Rittenhouse, and has three stories at the end sections
and two stories above an elevated, rusticated stone basement, a corner section.
The stone trimmed brick walls are topped by a pressed-metal parapet. The primary
entrance was originally located in the beveled corner, above street level, and
reached by cast-iron staircases. About 1915 it was moved, along with its eclectic
stone frontispiece, to the south side of the building. One of the original cast-iron
stone fronts remains on the Lincoln Avenue side of the building. This building
was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.


Come visit us in Hastings, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Strand Theatre

Studded in bright lights, the Strand Theatre marquee heralded first-run showings of such movie classics as "From Here to Eternity" and "The sound of Music." For almost seventy years the Strand was the grand dame of motion picture entertainment in Hastings. The Strand'

Hastings, NE Theatres


The City Auditorium

Well-known buildings are usually notable for their architectural size or history. That is certainly the case of the City Auditorium, constructed between 1922 and 1924 at a cost of nearly $130,000. City fathers originally

Hastings, NE Architecture

Hastings Parks

Brickyard Park - Woodland & D St.

Built on the site of a former brick-making factory where ramains of the kilns can still be seen. Walking trail, picnic shelter, basketball courts,

Hastings, NE Recreation

Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Hastings Museum.... What a wonderful world!

From immense polar bears to tiny hummingbirds, the many forms of animal life from around the planet are on display in dioramas representing the natural habitat of each.

Hastings, NE Museums

Things to do National Register near Hastings, NE

Thirty-Two-Mile Station Historical Site

Constructed in 1860, Thirty-two-Mile Creek Station, or Clarke's Ranch, was a "home" station on the famed Pony Expre...