Otoe County Photos 

 

 
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
 
St. Mary's Episcopal Church was founded in 1857 by Rev. Eli Adams, who spent the fall of that year in preaching at various points near where Nebraska City now stands.  At that time the town was located on the bluff at the east of the present city, and was known as Kearney Heights, from its proximity to the old Fort Kearney, established there as a Government post some years previously.  In the winter Mr. Adams went East, after accepting a call to become rector of the parish.  On his return the parish was incorporated and a church building erected.  In 1867 the church was moved from Kearney Heights to its present location and thoroughly renovated.  The building is built of wood and is cruciform in shape, with stained glass windows.
Source: Andrea's History of the State of Nebraska - Otoe Co. Part 6

 

 

Nebraska City, Nebraska - 1917 

 

 

 

 

Sixth Street School Building
circa 1917
 
 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Ward School
circa 1917
 
 

 

 

The Sixth Street School Building and the Fourth Ward School in Nebraska City were both torn down in the summer of 1917.
 
Photos Above Contributed by: Chandra Hainline
 
 
 
 
 
 
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