South Bottoms Historic District

Roughly bounded by M and J and H and G Sts., Second and Ninth Sts., and W. B Sts., and Salt Creek, Lincoln, Nebraska


General view of house fronts (east sides), looking west

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey



The South Bottoms Historic District is significant for its associations with German-Russian immigrants to Lincoln, Nebraska, the resulting Volga-German settlement patterns and the vernacular architecture within the district. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1986
Reference number
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - European; Exploration/Settlement; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; D - Information Potential
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1048
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 148

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER