Yes, Dundee does have a subway (also known as a pedestrian tunnel). The subway was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. It is the last remaining pedestrian tunnel in Omaha.
The primary reason for the subway was to provide a safe way for school children to cross Dodge Street.
As the tunnel reaches 80 years old, it is in need of renovation. The project, led by the Dundee Memorial Park Association, will do the following:
· Install brighter, longer lasting, energy efficient LED lighting
· Install new historic signage
· Install skid-resistant coating on the ramps
· Make minor concrete and masonry repairs
· Install a mural designed by Dundee School students inside the tunnel
Leo A. Daly Co. has generously provided in-kind design work to get the project started. The City of Omaha has committed $1,000 from a federal anti-graffiti grant for the mural.
The overall project is estimated to cost $30,000.
This is where we NEED your financial support. Dundee-Memorial Park has always been willing to come together to financially support projects that better our neighborhood like the flower baskets, the Dundee Clock and the Streetcar Monument.
There are two ways you can donate:
1. Online at http://www.dundee-memorialpark.org/donate.
2. Write a check payable to Dundee-Memorial Park Association and mail to:
319 South 50th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68132
All donations of $250 or more will be recognized on a special plaque in the tunnel.
Dundee-Memorial Park Association is a recognized 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Please visit www.Dundee-MemorialPark.org or Contact Dave Schinzel at email@example.com or 402-551-3742 for more information.