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Durham Museum, Omaha, Nebraskaby DMR Studios
Extraordinary building not only for its survival but its gorgeous present state. Compare this to Buffalo Central Terminal.
From Flickr:

The Durham Museum interior in Omaha, Nebraska. Designed in the late 1920’s by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, this beautiful art deco station was completed in 1931. Commissioned by Union Pacific, it served as the Union Station on 10th Street in downtown Omaha for 40 years, until 1971 when Congress established the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, now Amtrak, to handle all railroad passenger travel. The ceiling displays themes and elements of the great western plains culture.

Also, here’s the official web site: Durham Museum.

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Durham Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
by DMR Studios

Extraordinary building not only for its survival but its gorgeous present state. Compare this to Buffalo Central Terminal.

From Flickr:

The Durham Museum interior in Omaha, Nebraska. Designed in the late 1920’s by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, this beautiful art deco station was completed in 1931. Commissioned by Union Pacific, it served as the Union Station on 10th Street in downtown Omaha for 40 years, until 1971 when Congress established the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, now Amtrak, to handle all railroad passenger travel. The ceiling displays themes and elements of the great western plains culture.

Also, here’s the official web site: Durham Museum.

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Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska by Tim O’Brien
You know those 3D star-sahepd metal lantern/lights that were being sold everywhere for a while in trendy home goods places? This chandelier is like the original, giant monster version of those. Meanwhile this is possibly my favorite photo from this one photoset.
From Wikipedia:

Hildreth Meiere,  a New York-based tile and mosaic designer, working with Alexander, was  responsible for much of the original interior design. She collaborated  closely with the Guastavino Company of New York to create the elaborate  tile vaulting, which is both structural and decorative. Buffaloes, corn, wheat, sunflowers,  and wild native animals motifs are repeated throughout the building’s  ornament. The theme of Meiere’s work is nature and the cultivation of  the prairie.

Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
by Tim O’Brien

You know those 3D star-sahepd metal lantern/lights that were being sold everywhere for a while in trendy home goods places? This chandelier is like the original, giant monster version of those. Meanwhile this is possibly my favorite photo from this one photoset.

From Wikipedia:

Hildreth Meiere, a New York-based tile and mosaic designer, working with Alexander, was responsible for much of the original interior design. She collaborated closely with the Guastavino Company of New York to create the elaborate tile vaulting, which is both structural and decorative. Buffaloes, corn, wheat, sunflowers, and wild native animals motifs are repeated throughout the building’s ornament. The theme of Meiere’s work is nature and the cultivation of the prairie.

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Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska by Tim O’Brien
The geometric symmetry of this is all too much for me.
From Wikipedia:

Hildreth Meiere,  a New York-based tile and mosaic designer, working with Alexander, was  responsible for much of the original interior design. She collaborated  closely with the Guastavino Company of New York to create the elaborate  tile vaulting, which is both structural and decorative. Buffaloes, corn, wheat, sunflowers,  and wild native animals motifs are repeated throughout the building’s  ornament. The theme of Meiere’s work is nature and the cultivation of  the prairie.

Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
by Tim O’Brien

The geometric symmetry of this is all too much for me.

From Wikipedia:

Hildreth Meiere, a New York-based tile and mosaic designer, working with Alexander, was responsible for much of the original interior design. She collaborated closely with the Guastavino Company of New York to create the elaborate tile vaulting, which is both structural and decorative. Buffaloes, corn, wheat, sunflowers, and wild native animals motifs are repeated throughout the building’s ornament. The theme of Meiere’s work is nature and the cultivation of the prairie.

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Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska by Tim O’Brien
Looking straight up at the chandelier and a mosaic above it on the vaulted ceiling.
From Wikipedia:

Hildreth Meiere,  a New York-based tile and mosaic designer, working with Alexander, was  responsible for much of the original interior design. She collaborated  closely with the Guastavino Company of New York to create the elaborate  tile vaulting, which is both structural and decorative. Buffaloes, corn, wheat, sunflowers,  and wild native animals motifs are repeated throughout the building’s  ornament. The theme of Meiere’s work is nature and the cultivation of  the prairie.

Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
by Tim O’Brien

Looking straight up at the chandelier and a mosaic above it on the vaulted ceiling.

From Wikipedia:

Hildreth Meiere, a New York-based tile and mosaic designer, working with Alexander, was responsible for much of the original interior design. She collaborated closely with the Guastavino Company of New York to create the elaborate tile vaulting, which is both structural and decorative. Buffaloes, corn, wheat, sunflowers, and wild native animals motifs are repeated throughout the building’s ornament. The theme of Meiere’s work is nature and the cultivation of the prairie.

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