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Sunken Gardens

S 27th St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68502 USA

“built on a former abandoned neighborhood dumpsite”

Built in 1930, the Sunken Gardens was a Depression-era project, built on a former abandoned neighborhood dumpsite. The 1.5 acres were originally donated by the Seacrests, the Faulkners and the Freys -- long time Lincoln families. As a part of a city program helping unemployed men to earn money, E.M. Bair hired crew members to work on this garden. The men worked eight-hour shifts, two days a week for a total of $6.40 per week. Lincoln's "Rock Garden" (as it was originally called) reflected the popular 1930's trend for rock gardens in progressive communities. Rocks were used for the garden's skeleton, structures like water fountains and retaining walls at different heights to create terraced levels.

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Reviewed by
tiffany.craigie

  • 1 Review
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June 29, 2014

Beautiful little place to walk around and stretch your legs.

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Evee Moroz

  • 8 Reviews
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October 09, 2015
Rated 4.0

Free stop along the road, great chance to snap pictures.

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