Throwback Thursday: A.O. Thomas Residence

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a 5″ x 3-1/2″ black and white photograph showing a large, two story house that belonged to  Augustus Orloff Thomas. He served as the first President of Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney. This home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and has been remodeled several times. Now, it serves as the Alumni House.

This photograph from 1908 is published and owned by the Calvin T. Ryan Library at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. UNK was founded in 1905 as the Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney. It joined the Nebraska University system in 1991. Images in this collection show faculty, students, buildings and activities from the first dozen years of the school’s existence.

See the full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

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