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Historic Postcards from North Omaha

This is a collection of postcards of North Omaha, Nebraska.

North Omaha has been filled with beautiful places, interesting people and tremendous events since the earliest roots of the community. It should come as no surprise that there are many historical postcards documenting the history here. This is a collection of postcards from the history of North Omaha.

History

Starting in 1875, the United States government offered “Postal Cards” for sale to facilitate the fast transmission of simple messages across the nation. Manufactured and sold by the government, these cost .1¢ to mail. The first “private mailing cards” were made legal to sell in 1898, and cost .2¢ to send. In 1901, the postmaster made everything postcards, and the industry took off after that. The eras of postcards after that were the divided back period from 1907 to 1915; the white boarder period from 1915 to 1930; the linen period from 1930 to 1945, and the photochrom period from 1945 to present.

Following are some postcards from the history of North Omaha. It would be exhausting to include every single postcard made for the community, so this collection is a sample. Have some to share? Email your images to info@northomahahistory.com.


North Presbyterian Church Postcard

This is a circa 1912 postcard of North Presbyterian Church at North 24th and Wirt Streets in North Omaha. Read “A History of North Presbyterian Church” »

Fontenelle Park Postcard

Fontenelle Park, North Omaha, Nebraska
Looking smashing when it was finished, this 1910s postcard shows the pavilion (clubhouse) at Fontenelle Park as its jewel crowing jewel. Read “A History of Fontenelle Park” »

Douglas Truck Company Postcard

Douglas Manufacturing Company, North 30th Street, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a postcard for the Omaha-based Douglas Manufacturing Company located on North 30th Street. Read “A History of the Douglas Manufacturing Company” »

Mormon History Postcard

Florence, North Omaha, Nebraska
This 1970s postcard shows some Mormon history landmarks in Florence. Read “A History of the Town of Florence” »

Immanuel Deaconess Institute Postcard

This is a 1940s era postcard of the Immanuel Deaconess Hospital in North Omaha. Read “A History of Immanuel Deaconess Institute” »

Rod and Gun Club Postcard

Bungalows Rod and Gun Club Lake Nakoma Omaha Neb
A historic postcard showing bungalows at the Rod and Gun Club on Lake Nakoma (Carter Lake) in Omaha circa 1909. Read “A History of the Rod and Gun Club” »

Bemis Park Postcard

1907 postcard of Scenic Bemis Park North Omaha Nebraska
1907 postcard of “Scenic Bemis Park, Omaha, Nebraska” featuring its former lagoon. Read “A History of the Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District” »

Florence Water Works Postcard

Florence Water Works, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a postcard of the settling basins at the Florence Water Works in the early 1890s. Read “A History of the Florence Water Works and Minne Lusa Pumping Station” »

Pearl Memorial Methodist Church Postcard

Pearl Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church is pictured on this circa 1930s postcard. Read “A History of Pearl Memorial United Methodist Church »

Signal Corps, Fort Omaha, Neb Postcard

Fort Omaha, Nebraska
This is a circa World War I era postcard with the caption, “Signaling by Heliograph, Signal Corps, Fort Omaha, Neb.” Read “A History of Fort Omaha” »

Omaha North High School Postcard

North High School, North 36th and Ames Avenue, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a circa 1940s linen postcard of North High School. Read “A History of Omaha North High School” »

Poor Clares Monastery Postcard

Poor Clares Monastery, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a 1950s postcard featuring “An altar in Poor Clare Nuns’ Cloister, Monastery of St. Care, Omaha, Nebr.” Read “A History of the Poor Clares Monastery” »

Miller Park Postcard

Miller Park, North Omaha, Nebraska
A 1910s era postcard called “Birch Drive, Miller Park, Omaha, Nebr.” Read “A History of the Miller Park” »

Minne Lusa Waterworks Postcard

Minne Lusa Pumping Station at the Florence Water Works in North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a circa 1915 postcard of the Minne Lusa Pumping Station at the Florence Water Works. Read “A History of the Florence Water Works and Minne Lusa Pumping Station »

Beal’s Grill Postcard

Beal's Grill, North 24th and California Street, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a 1980s postcards featuring Beals Grill at North 24th and California. Read “A History of Creighton University” »

The Prettiest Mile in Omaha Boulevard Postcard

This circa 1910s postcard shows “The Prettiest Mile in Omaha Boulevard, Omaha, Neb.” aka Florence Boulevard. Read “A History of Florence Boulevard” »

North 39th Street Postcard

North 39th Street, North Omaha, Nebraska
.This pre-20th century private mailing card is a colorized image of North Thirty-Ninth Street. Read “A History of the Gold Coast Neighborhood” »

Florence Boulevard and Ames Avenue Postcard

1910s Florence Blvd postcard, North OMaha, Nebraska
This circa 1910s postcard shows “The Boulevard looking north from Ames Avenue,” aka Florence Boulevard. Read “A History of the Saratoga Neighborhood” »

Creighton University Administration Building Postcard

Creighton University Administration Building, North Omaha, Nebraska
This building shows the Creighton University Administration Building, originally called Creighton Hall, around 1930. Its stands today at North 24th and California. Read “A History of Creighton University” »

St. Cecilia’s Cathedral Postcard

St. Cecilia's Cathedral, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a 1933 postcard of St. Cecilia’s Cathedral at night.

Carter Lake Club House Postcard

Carter Lake Clubhouse, 213 Carter Lake Club, Carter Lake, IA
This is the Carter Lake Club House after 1912, when it ceased being the Omaha Rod and Gun Clubhouse. It was built as the Courtland Beach Clubhouse. Read “A History of the Carter Lake Club” »

New Municipal Airport Postcard

New Municipal Airport [Eppley Airfield], Omaha, Nebraska
This is a circa 1945 postcard from the new “Municipal Airport, Omaha, Nebr.” It was eventually renamed Eppley Airfield. Read “A History of the Eppley Airfield” »

Immanuel Hospital Postcard

This is a circa 1890 postcard from the “Immanuel Deaconess Institute, Omaha, Nebr.” Read “A History of Immanuel Hospital” »

Carter Lake Postcard

Carter Lake, Omaha, Nebraska
This circa 1950s postcard of Carter Lake shows boats at a dock. This is looking east from the pavillion/bathhouses. Read “A History of Carter Lake” »

Nebraska Methodist Hospital

Nebraska Methodist Hospital, North 38th and Cuming Street, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a circa 1940s postcard from Nebraska Methodist Hospital located at North 38th and Cuming Street.

Lake School Postcard

Lake School, N. 20th and Lake, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a postcard of Lake School in 1909. Taken from the Nebraska Memories website. Read “A History of Lake School” »

Duchesne College Postcard

Duchesne Academy, North 38th and Burt Streets, North Omaha, Nebraska
The Duchesne College became today’s Duchesne Academy, which has been at North 38th and Burt Streets since 1881.

Lafayette Avenue Postcard

Lafayette Avenue, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a turn of the century postcard of Lafayette Avenue in the Bemis Park neighborhood. Read “A History of the Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District” »

Technical High School Postcard

Technical High School, 3020 Burt Street, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a circa 1920s postcard of Technical High School at 3020 Burt Street. It was open from 1923 to 1984. Read “A History of Tech High School” »

Eppley Airfield Postcard

This circa 1960s postcard is from Eppley Airfield, “Home of the Jets.” Read “A History of Eppley Airfield” »

Courtland Beach Postcard

Courtland Beach Rollercoaster Omaha
Courtland Beach might have had Omaha’s first-ever roller coaster, pictured here. Read “A History of Cortland Beach” »

Koutnze Park

Kountze Park lagoon North Omaha Nebraska
This is a circa 1930s postcard of the lagoon at Kountze Park. Read “A History of Kountze Park” »

Storz Brewery Postcard

A 1900s postcard shows percheron horses delivering Storz Brewing Company beer in Omaha, Nebraska. The caption says “Matched percheron team now delivers Storz Beer in Omaha”. Read “A History of the Storz Brewery” »

Presbyterian Theological Seminary Postcard

Omaha Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Florence Boulevard, Kountze Place neighborhood, North Omaha, Nebraska
This is a circa 1920s postcard of the Omaha Presbyterian Theological Seminary. It was located along Florence Boulevard in the Kountze Place neighborhood. Read “A History of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary” »

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One reply on “Historic Postcards from North Omaha”

I especially like the card of the New Municipal Airport. One of my first jobs after I moved to Omaha was working for Airborne Freight. We had our office/docks on the lower floor of the control tower building. I wish I would have taken some photos myself… Thanks for sharing.

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