In this black and white lantern slide, the Falconer residence, located at 1821 Douglas Street, sits on a dirt road next to a cut-away bank of dirt where the house previously was located. The house has wooden siding and a balcony on the second floor. The house is raised on jacks, and piles of logs that were used to lower the house sit on the ground next to it.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, several street re-grading projects took place in Omaha. In certain areas, the street level was lowered. Dirt from these areas was used to raise the grade in other sections of the city.