Main building, Nebraska Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Burkett
This 6-1/2" x 4" black and white plate shows the front and right end of the Administration Building. The large three-story brick building is embellished with various roof treatments. A round, enclosed fire escape, painted a dark at the upper floors and light at the lower level has a ramp to an attic window. The power plant with its tall smokestack sits behind the Administration Building.
Nebraska. Board of Commissioners of State Institutions
Excerpted from: "Fifteenth Biennial Report of the Commandant of the Nebraska Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Burkett, Nebraska" In Second Biennial Report of the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions to the Governor and Legislature of the State of Nebraska for the Biennium Ending November 30, 1916 (Lincoln: Nebraska Board of Commissioners of State Institutions, 1914), plate between pp. 194-195.
The biennial report states: "The 'Main Building,' size 65 by 200 ft., 4 stories high, and containing 68 large rooms has been cleaned, painted and plastered where needed, and put in general good sanitary condition." (p.186) Other buildings at the Home included a farm cottage and other cottages, a main hospital, two convalescent hospitals, a church, barber shop, dairy barn, storage building and implement shed.