The Wattles House located at 320 South 37th Street
|Architect||Thomas R. Kimball|
|Architectural style(s)||Chateauesque Style|
|Designated||April 11, 1995|
The Wattles House is located at 320 South 37th Street in the Midtown area of Omaha, Nebraska. Designed by renowned Omaha architect Thomas Kimball in the Chateauesque style, the house was built in 1895.It was designated an Omaha Landmark on April 11, 1995, and is part of the Gold Coast Historic District, which was listed as on the National Register of Historic Places.
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