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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