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Grand Manse

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1904–1906, James Knox Taylor; 2004 renovation. 129 N. 10th St.
  • View northeast (Photograph by Peter Olshavsky)
  • View Northeast (Photograph by Peter Olshavsky)

Grand Manse formerly served as the Second U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. Located on the north half of Government Square, the block-long building was constructed in three phases between 1904 and 1941. Supervising Architect, James Knox Taylor, designed the original (east) portion of the building in a restrained version of Beaux-Arts classicism. Subsequent supervising architects, who maintained the original design intentions, expanded the building to the north and west. In 2004 Grand Manse was renovated to become a mixed-use structure housing offices, residences, a restaurant, and event space.


Silverman, Barbara, and E. F. Zimmer. Haymarket Landmark District Walking Tour. Lincoln, NE: Lincoln Haymarket Development Corp., 1987.

Zimmer, Edward, and Carrie Schneider, “Government Square,” Lancaster County, Nebraska. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, 2004. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.

Writing Credits

H. Keith Sawyers
Peter Olshavsky



  • 1904

    Design and construction
  • 1915

  • 1939

  • 2004

    Renovation into mixed-use development

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H. Keith Sawyers, Peter Olshavsky, "Grand Manse", [Lincoln, Nebraska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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