Monmouth Park Elementary School, 4508 North 33rd Street, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of Monmouth Park Elementary School in North Omaha

Monmouth Park School was a public school located at 4508 North 33rd Street, and was built in 1903. Originally located in a suburban neighborhood, the school was quickly surrounded by homes, businesses and more. Its neighbors included a the 30th and Ames historic commercial district, North High, and Immanuel Hospital.

White flight struck the neighborhood dramatically in the early 1960s, and by 1967, Monmouth Park School was recognized as one of Omaha’s Black schools, which were defacto segregated by Omaha’s housing patterns.

Designed by important Omaha architect Thomas Kimball, the Omaha Public School District wanted to tear the building down after closing it in the 1980s. After a decade as apartments, the building was hit hard by a wind storm in 1993, and demolished in 1995.

Do you have memories, stories or knowledge about Monmouth Park to share? Use the comments section below!

 

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This is a circa 1910 image of Monmouth Park Elementary School at N. 33rd and Ames Avenue.
An architectural drawing of North Omaha's Monmouth Park School at N. 33rd and Ames.
An architectural drawing of North Omaha’s Monmouth Park School at N. 33rd and Ames.

 


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Adam F. C. Fletcher

I'm a consultant, writer and speaker who teaches people about engaging people. I specialize in youth engagement, student voice and personal engagement. I also research and write about the history of North Omaha, Nebraska. Learn more at adamfletcher.net.

One thought on “A History of Monmouth Park Elementary School in North Omaha”

  1. I attended Monmouth Park Elementary school from 1967 to 1969, my father was in the military and was stationed at Fort Omaha back when it was still a military installation. We lived 5 blocks away at 5008 N 33rd street and my sister and I would walk to school every day even during the terrible Nebraskan winter storms. I remember the long hallways of the school and I fondly remember eating my lunch on the steps of the South side of the building. I am saddened to find out that this historic building no longer exists.

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