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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 29, 1913.
New Baird Building To Be Splendid Modern Structure m. I CA MEW BAIRD BUILDING 17th and Douglas Streets. CARTER SH ETAL WORKS Established 1889 etS STEEL CEILINSS, GORWIGE, Metal Roofing, Skylights, Finals, Fire Proof Windows ....METAL CEILING IN STOCK.... 110-112 South 10th Street OMAHA, NEB. Omaha's Newest Office Building Nears Completion Thorouhgly modern In point of bullfllntc street or by direct street entrance Cole-McKay Company FUNERAL DIRECTORS Ml EMMLMERS 1711 IfHgUs Strut ccnatructlon nnd Xlnlsh, the Balrd build ing, Omaha's newest office building, located at Seventeenth and Douglas streets, Is almost ready for occupancy. iJocated In the heart of the retail dis trict the location of tho building for the use of offices and stores Is Ideal. It Is surrounded by some of the largest offlco buildings, stores and theaters In the city and Is one block from the site of the now million-dollar hotel. The ground floor of tho Balrd building will be dovoted to storo rooms, three fronting on Douglas street and four on Seventeenth street. All have high ceil ings affording an abundance of natural light The show window lighting Is uni form, Tungsten llnollte lamps being used In reflectors concealed from the street. All tho other lighting fixtures are ar ranged for jieml-lndlrect light. The In terior finish and floors of the store rooms are of dark oak. A separate locked stock room Is provided In the basement for each and an clectrlo side walk hoist 1 located on Seventeenth street for the delivery of tenants' stock to .the storerooms, A nnn.l f .... it.- . . A't!" "" u ' mru Dunning is llfi mexzanlno floor, which Is rnh,i either by c'leyhtor from Seventeen' on Douglas street, which makes a gentlo In cllne from the stroet level. This floor has eight large office rooms, which can readily be adapted to small businesses not requiring show window space. The Upper Floor. Tho second nnd third floors each have fourteen fine offlco rooms, the most at tractive feature being the abundance of natural light in each. All offices aro equipped with lavatories supplied with hot and cold water, complete electric lighting nnd emergency gas. A thorough system pf vacuum cleaning of these of flees is arranged. ' The McCague Investment company, agents for the Balrd building, point to the following features as we)l as thoso mentioned above to commend the build ing to prospective tenants: Entrance corridors havo marble floors and wainscot and ornamental plaster ceil ings. Stairways of Iron with marble treads and landings. Toilet rooms, marble floors, wainscot1 and stalls, Hardware Is antique bronze and each corridor door has spring door check to eliminate shock and noise. All wLadp,wB furnished with patent weather irlp as protection from drafts and dUstA . v , . :'..,. Several of Omaha's prominent contrac tors and supply houses contributed to the construction of this building. J. C. Mardls '&. Co., was the general contrac tor. The James Corr Electrical company, the electrical contractor for the building-, has successfully handled big electrical contracts for many large Omaha build ings and Its reputation for dependably work Is established. The Carter Sheet Metal company was the contractor for this class of work on the Baird building. This firm doetr one of the largest businesses In Its line In Omaha. The lumber came from George A. Hoagland, the Well known lumber dealer. One of the attractive features of the Balrd building from the exterior Is the beautiful white faoe brick, which was furnished" by the Hydraulic Press Brick company. The undertaking establishment of Cole McKay company stands adjacent to the Balrd building on Douglas street Thli firm Is one of the oldest undertaking es tablishments in the city. It V. Cole and W.'M. McKay, members of the firm, Aro active In both publto and social life and stand high In-their profession. The Balrd building will soon be open for Inspection and the public wjll be shown a new and thoroughly modsrn of. flee building; , ; .. " , BAIRD BUILDING Northwest Corner 17th and Dougks Streets m The Store Front C Plate G onstruct on Prism Glas AND Sidewalk Construction Was Furnished by Midland Glass & Paint Co. GENERAL DISTRIBUTORS 1 Has seven stores, three facing on Douglas and four on 17th street, and thirty-six offices on the mezzanine, second and third floors. The distinguishing features of the building are: Each room is so constructed that a maximum of natural light obtains, assuring a light office on the darkest days. The stores have high ceilings, the show windows are lighted by Tungsten Linolite in reflectors conceal ed from the street. The finish throughout the building is of the finest, marble entrances, halls, and dark oak trim and floors. Each office is equipped with hot and cold water an independent water heater is in constant operation during the year. The windows are finished with patent weather strip as protection from draft and dust; all offices are also equipped with vacuum cleaner connections, making for absolute cleanliness. An up-to-date electric elevator reaches basement floors as well as upper halls. An electric sidewalk lift is in operation for tenants' convenience in transferring stock, etc., from wagons to basement storage rooms. Inspection is invited. The building manager has opened an office in the building and is ready to confer with prospective tenants as to quarters, prices, etc. A plat book, setting forth all floor plans, will be mailed upon request. F9SS P. MILLER, Biiildiig Mgr. Phono Doiglas 11ZS McCague Investment Company, Agents I These White ny-lex Face Brick Furnished by Hydraulic ress BrickQ). Display Booms 1392-3 W. 0. W. Bldg. James Corr Electric Company did all the Electric Work on the new BAIRD BUILDING Not the Cheapest But the Best. The Largest Exclusive Wiring Contractors in the City. Let Us Figure With You for Reliable Wiring. Douglas 131 1 203 So. 19th St. Lumber Furnished Geo. A. Hoagland Wholesale and Retail , Ninth and Douglas Streets Phono Douglas 344 A Bell Telephone on Every Desk Then there is no waiting to use the office tel ephone no delay no wasted energyno lost motion. Adequate telephone facilities give any up-to-date business organization the basis for the most efficient and thorough work. Are Your Telephone facilities. ado- quate to meet your requirements? ' NEBRASKA TELEPHONE COMPANY Easy Set Construction 1506 DODGE STREET. PHONE DOUGLAS 415 418 TtT