McDonald and Henninger: Housebuilders of Omaha

Dates: June 20, 2024

Meets: Th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: MCC Sarpy Center 115

Registration Fee: $35.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

While Thomas Kimball and John Latenser were building Omaha’s schools, churches, and monumental structures two Scottish-Canadian brothers, John and Alan McDonald, arrived in Omaha with aspirations to build stately apartment buildings and grand houses. Around the same time Iowa-born architect Fredrick A. Henninger arrived in Omaha with similar aspirations. These three architects would go on to create some of Omaha’s most important and aesthetically-pleasing houses and apartment buildings well into the 20th Century. In this class we will examine the relationship between the McDonald and Joslyn families, the rise of the Craftsman and Art Deco styles, the history of Dundee, and design of the Joslyn Art Museum.


Age 16+
Fee: $35.00

MCC Sarpy Center 115

Quintin Slovek

Quintin Slovek is a fourth-generation Omahan and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and the University of Alabama American Studies Master's Program where he focused on early 20th century popular culture. Quintin worked as a teacher's assistant and later guest-lecturer for Omaha Public Schools award-winning Making Invisible Histories Visible Program from 2013 to 2019. He also served as an assistant artist and historical researcher for the South Omaha Mural Project, a public art series dedicated to the area's immigrant communities. He has also worked as a tour guide for the last three years, primarily focused on the Old Market area. His interests include labor and immigration history, Prohibition and organized crime, and collecting the merch of old-school Omaha restaurants, breweries, and other institutions.


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