Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Built in 1905, this was the home of Anna (Mrs. John) Pavelka, the character for whom Antonia was named in Willa Cather's "My Antonia." The house and the "fruit cave" mentioned in the book still exist on the property. The Nebraska State Historical Society owns the National Register of Historic Places –listed property.
Downtown Sidney is a well-preserved Panhandle community that boasts a National Register Downtown District featuring buildings from the late 1870s through the 1950s. The city thrived during an era when the community was a hub of activity at one end of the major trail leading to the Black Hills Gold Rush.