Historic designation sought for neighborhood with homes built by Lincoln woman

It's not totally clear if Laura Wood was truly "Nebraska's only woman builder" or if that was just a catchy slogan she liked to use in newspaper ad...

December 29, 2022
4:48 PM

It's not totally clear if Laura Wood was truly "Nebraska's only woman builder" or if that was just a catchy slogan she liked to use in newspaper ads of the time.But what is clear is that Wood was a prolific home builder, responsible for approximately 375 homes in Lincoln in the 1920s, '30s and '40s, according to her May 19, 1942, obituary in the Evening State Journal. Laura Wood built hundreds of homes in Lincoln in the 1920s, '30s and '40s, including four houses along Pawnee Street. Officials are seeking a historic designation to highlight the work of the city's first female homebuilder.

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