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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 29, 1913.
New Baird Building To Be Splendid Modern Structure
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MEW BAIRD BUILDING
17th and Douglas Streets.
CARTER SH
ETAL WORKS
Established 1889
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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

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