Landmarks: Architects of Omaha

Dates: June 27, 2024

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

Location: MCC Sarpy Center 226

Registration Fee: $35.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries architects Thomas Rogers Kimball and John Latenser designed some of Omaha’s most recognizable structures, buildings that are infused with many layers of meaning for our city and the people who live in it. This shorter lecture will be a parallel biography of Kimball and Latenser along with an examination of their most important structures: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral, the Douglas County Courthouse, the Brandeis Building, Burlington Station, and Central High School. We will also examine these architects’ works outside of Omaha, their context in the history of American architectural design, and their artistic legacies. We will also touch on both of their contributions to the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition, also known as Omaha’s World’s Fair.
Fee: $35.00

Call us at 531-622-2522 M-F, 8-5pm OR call Registration Mon-Thu until 7pm; Friday until 5pm; Saturday until noon 531-622-5231 to see if you qualify for a discount on this course.

MCC Sarpy Center 226

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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