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Victory Building


category : National Register
Victory Building The Victory Building, named to commemorate America's victory in
World War I, is one of Nebraska's finest examples of early 20th Century industrial
architecture. It was constructed between 1917 and 1920 by harness maker William
Dutton as a factory and warehouse and financed in part by converting wartime
Victory Bonds into capital for the project. Hastings architect C.W. Way designed
the six-story structure in the Sullivan-esque style, using steel reinforced
concrete, concrete pan-joist floors and a brick and terra cotta facade. Other
distinctive characteristics include decorative terra cotta "VB"s (for
Victory Building) and "D"s (for Dutton Company) on the facade, the
ornate clock from the former German National Bank of Hastings, which was added
to the building in 1970, and the height of the structure, tallest in the Hastings
business district. The Dutton-Lainson Company, founded in 1886, has occupied
the building continuously since its completion. The Victory Building was named
to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.


Come visit us in Hastings, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Sandhill Crane Migration

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Hastings, NE Recreation

Hastings College Clyde Sachtleben Observatory

Astronomy presentations and night sky viewings every other Saturday, weather permitting. The STARLINE provides observatory show times and dates and astronomy activities in the area. Named in honor of Dr. Clyde Sachtleben, 40-year physics professor

Hastings, NE Observatories

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

Champions Sports & Recreation

Champions Has It All

There's fun for everyone at Champions Sports and Recreation Center in Hastings. The outside recreation area includes a go-kart track, 18 holes of mini-golf and batting cages.

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Highland Park Cemetery

Hastings' first cemetery contains sculpture commemorating Oregon Trail travelers of the 1800

Hastings, NE Cemeteries

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