Fairview

Also known as: William Jennings Bryan House
4900 Sumner St., Lincoln, Nebraska

Photos 

William Jennings Bryan House

1. HISTORICAL AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY. FRITZ CRAIG. PHOTO. MAY 18- 1934. LINCOLN NEBRASKA. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH EAST.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

From 1902 to 1922, Fairview was the home of William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), lawyer and politician. Bryan won the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1896 at the age of 36. A leader in the free silver movement during the gold standard controversy, he is remembered for his "Cross of Gold" speech at the Democratic National Convention. Twice again (1900, 1908) Bryan was the losing nominee of his party. Later, he served as Secretary of State under President Wilson (1913-15). -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 6, 1963

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000947
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Victorian: Queen Anne
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1902; 1921

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