Mary Rogers Kimball House
2236 St. Mary's Avenue
Architect: Thomas Kimball
Vernacular (Dutch colonial) Style
Designated Omaha Landmark: April 2, 1996
This house is one of the best examples of notable Omaha architect Thomas Kimball’s residential designs.
It was built in 1905 for his mother Mary. The most striking characteristics of the house are the three stepped gables with parapets that accent the steeply pitched, clay tile roof. The steeped main parapet on the front facade is reminiscent of the Dutch Colonial style.
Mary Rogers Kimball was the wife of prominent Union Pacific Railroad official Thomas Lord Kimball. She was a founder of the Creche, a home for children, and a strong supporter of the fine arts in Omaha.
To encourage amateur dramatics, she had a small theater built into the third floor of her house on St. Mary’s Avenue. Mary Kimball lived in the house from 1905 until her death in 1930 at the age of 97.
(This building is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.)