Originally constructed in 1890 as the two-story Fitzgerald Building, this structure received its upper floors in 1904—a very early example of a common Haymarket occurrence.  The building’s most prominent occupant was the Beatrice Creamery Company, which was headquartered here from the late 1890s until 1911.  William Henry Ferguson, one of the pioneering industrialists in Lincoln, was a major stockholder and officer in Beatrice Creamery. 

The company moved its headquarters to Chicago in the early 1910s and grew there into Beatrice Foods, a major food processor and more recently, a diversified conglomerate.  Cornell Supply Company, a wholesale plumbing and heating concern, moved into the building in 1911 and occupied it until the 1940s.

When Beatrice added the top floors in 1904, a Lincoln newspaper described the building as ‘one of the handsomest factories’ in the city, featuring ‘granite colored hydraulic pressed brick.’  The effects of paint and time may obscure that handsomeness on the north façade, but around the west side toward the railyard, fine iron trim and brickwork arches make the early description more plausible.  The building’s location is one of the most prominent in the district, at the southern end of the wide portion of 7th Street that serves as a forecourt to Burlington Depot.

Current Tenants

Abesque Variations

Suite 205

Unique Merchandise & Boutique

Asha Salon

Suite 206

Concept Aveda Salon


Suite 106

Contemporary Art Gallery

The Comedy Loft

Suite 205

Lincoln’s Premier Comedy Club and Caberet  

Pio Real Estate

Suite 105

Real Estate Brokerage and Management Service

Sattler & Bogen LLP

Suite 301

Regional Midwest Law Firm focus on railroad defense and representation

TechLink Services

Suite 304

TechLink is the leading provider of private label wholesale professional services to carriers, service providers, systems integrators, VARs, and equipment manufacturers

The Law Office of Matt Catlett

Suite 207

The Law Office of Matt Catlett is a full-service law firm

Indigo Bridge Books

Suite 102

A Bookstore Aiming to Build a Stronger Community

Dillashaw, LLC and Econic, LLC

Suite 302

Growing Startups in Lincoln and across the Midwest

BCom Solutions

Suite 305

Digital Marketing Professionals

Ivanna Cone

Suite 101

Unique Homemade Ice Cream

Paint Yourself Silly

Suite 103

A Paint-It-Yourself Pottery Shop

TADA Productions

Suite 203

Non-Profit Theatre Company


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Are you interested in leasing space in the historic Creamery Building?

The Creamery Building

701 P Street, Suite 105

Lincoln, NE  68502

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Email: devonwegner@gmail.com

Phone: 402-304-6999