A History of the Machinery and Electricity Building in North Omaha

This is the Machinery and Electricity Building in North Omaha

The Machinery and Electricity Building was constructed at North 17th and Pratt Streets in 1897. For two years it highlighted marvels of the age, then was demolished in November 1899.

There were dozens of exhibits within the building, both by private companies and by states who wanted to highlight their machinery and electrical wares. Some of the companies exhibiting in the Machinery and Electricity Building included the Chicago Edison Co., General Electric, the Burkley Printing Co., Westinghouse, Electrical Instrument Co., and the Crane Churchill Company.

This is a then and now comparison of North 19th and Pratt Streets in North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a then and now comparison of North 19th and Pratt Streets.

Starting in October 1899, the buildings on the Expo grounds were demolished. There was nothing left there by January 1, 1900. Today, there are 4 houses, an empty lot and a street on the same land.

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Published by Adam

I am a speaker, writer and consultant focused on youth engagement. I also share the history of North Omaha, Nebraska.

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