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Morton, J. Sterling, House

Nebraska City, Nebraska
County of Otoe.
Centennial Avenue, in Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
National Register Number: 69000135
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: NE-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
From 1855 until his death, this was the residence of J. Sterling Morton (1832-1902), agriculturalist, public official, and the founder of Arbor Day. As Secretary of Agriculture (1893-97) under President Cleveland, he introduced new areas of research.

A cellular telephone tower being installed by Viaero Wireless is encroaching upon the boundary of the NHL. For the time being, the status is changed to "watch" as the situation develops.

A reivew of the Section 106 study is being done to determine the visual impact of the cellular tower on the NHL.

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