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Nebraska Block

Nebraska Block
Nebraska Hotel
5008 N. Market Street See Map
Hillyard Townsite Company

The Nebraska Block was constructed of formed concrete blocks and is distinguished by quoins at the second-floor windows.  Built as an early single-room occupancy hotel, the building was referred to as the Nebraska House and the Nebraska Hotel.  According to local legend, part of the building was operated as a brothel with reports that "ladies of the evening" were engaged in business transactions on the second floor.  From 1907 to 1952, first-floor space was occupied by a variety of tenants including dentist W.G. Beaumont, the law firm of Brown & Upton, Gibson Billiards, Walker Grocery Store, Imperial Pool & Beer Parlor, Louis Via Grocery Store and various cafes and restaurants.

The Nebraska Block is a contributing property to the Hillyard Market Street District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.


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