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Mason School

Mason School
Mason School, seen from 24th Street
Mason School
Location 1012 South 24 Street, Omaha, Nebraska

41°15′0.76″N 95°56′52.4″W / 41.2502111°N 95.947889°W / 41.2502111; -95.947889Coordinates: 41°15′0.76″N 95°56′52.4″W / 41.2502111°N 95.947889°W / 41.2502111; -95.947889

Built 1888[2]
Architect Mendelssohn, Fisher and Lawrie
Architectural style Richardson Romanesque
Governing body private
NRHP Reference # 86000339 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 13, 1986
Designated  January 28, 1986[2]

Mason School is located at 1012 South 24 Street in south Omaha, Nebraska. Designed in the Richardson Romanesque style and built in 1888, the school was closed in the late 1970s and converted into apartments. It was designated an Omaha Landmark in 1986 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places that same year.


Mason School is a two-story brick building named in honor of Charles Mason, a Nebraska State Supreme Court Justice in the early years of the state.

When the school was built in 1888, it was located on the western fringe of Omaha on an unpaved South 24th Street. When it first opened the school had 326 students; however, within a few years it expanded so rapidly that three wooden additions had to be constructed to accommodate the student body. They were replaced in 1936 with a brick addition.[3]

In 1989 the building was renovated and turned into apartments.[4][5]

Industrialist and philanthropist Peter Kiewit was among its notable students.[6]

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