NE State Penitentiary Housing Unit Six

Lincoln, NE

NE State Penitentiary Housing Unit Six

Lincoln, NE

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Nebraska State Penitentiary, Housing Unit Six

Location

Wilber, NE

Build Date

1929

Project Date

1996 – Current

Architectural Style

Modern

Additional Info

We arranged for scientific investigation of the remaining stone to determine the potential for other failures and for suitable restoration of the masonry detail.

To improve their energy efficiency we replaced the boiler as well as installed new windows. To repair exterior deterioration and prevent further damage, we took on extensive tuckpointing and stone restoration.

Berggren Architects collaborated with Architectural Glassarts in Lincoln to restore the globe light fixtures outside of the Saline County Courthouse. All of the globes were disassembled and cleaned. All salvageable pieces were retained for reuse. It was reported that approximately 40 pieces total were broken or missing.

A recent project at the Saline County Courthouse was the construction of a Veteran’s Memorial. The Memorial is composed of a plaza space, an interactive kiosk that houses a database of Veterans, brick murals, and benches. The plaza is lined with flag poles and lit with lighting for evening access.

NE State Penitentiary Housing Unit SIx