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The second floor of the Opera House was one large room with a stage beneath the east windows. It was the location of many plays and speeches. Among those delivering speeches in the building was William Jennings Bryan. The stairway to the opera house, sometimes called the Briggs Opera House, was in the gap between the buildings on the north.

Mr. A.C. McCorkle, Mr. A.J. Briggs, and Mr. James G. Meek had the building constructed in 1883 primarily to house their new Bank of Superior. On the corner coping the word "Superior" is still readable. The part missing above said, "Bank Of." The bank lasted until 1895. It was re-organized in 1897 and nationalized.


Address: Fourth and Central

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Log Cabin - Home - Post Office

Superior's original building, a log cabin, was built by William Louden and several of his friends in 1872. The building served as a home, post office and trading post. As acting postmaster, Louden (paid $1 per month for his efforts) established "daily service,"

Superior, NE Museums

The Carnegie Building

This Colonial-style building was erected in 1908 by the Ladies Library Association under the Carnegie endowment program. The building is a striking example of Colonial and Dutch Colonial architecture. The Ladies Library Association was founded March 29, 1882. A frame building was erected in 1887

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Willie's Chapel

Wilfred Miller completed this chapel in 1995. He built it the same size as the "World's Littlest Church" in Festina, Iowa. Everything is authentic and is from historical buildings throughout the area that have been torn down. The steeple is dated 1898 and is from the Presbyterian Church in Nelson;

Superior, NE Historic Churches

Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey

The Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey is held each year, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on Memorial Day weekend to honor Superior's most famous former resident, Evelyn Brodstonte, Lady Vestey. Activites throughout the weekend emphasize the community'

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Historic Homes

Rarely is a town the size of Superior, Nebraska filled with so many elegantly restored historical homes. It is no wonder it was given the name "Victorian Capital of Nebraska." Only a few of over 26

Superior, NE Tours

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Clem's Opera House (Gresham) - NHR

The two-story brick building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed about 1891 by local ...

Opera House

The second floor of the Opera House was one large room with a stage beneath the east windows. It was the location of many pla...