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Suburban Theatre, North Omaha, Nebraska

A Timeline of the History of Saratoga

This is a timeline of the history of the Saratoga neighborhood in North Omaha, including the intersection of 24th and Ames. Included here are events, places and people central to the neighborhood’s existence as a pioneer town, leafy suburb, and a seemingly abandoned urban neighborhood.

Saratoga Nebraska History Map
This is a map of landmarks in Saratoga history, a neighborhood in North Omaha.

The following timeline has numbers in parentheses after most of the titles. Those numbers correspond to the map above. Please leave your questions, concerns and criticisms in the comments section.

Saratoga History Timeline

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BONUS PICS!

"Facing West N. 24th and Ames Streets circa 1937," ©2019 Adam Fletcher Sasse for NorthOmahaHistory.com
This is “Facing West N. 24th and Ames Streets circa 1937.” Note Duffy Drug on the left side. This drawing is ©2019 by Adam Fletcher Sasse for NorthOmahaHistory.com. All rights reserved.
North Omaha Branch of the Omaha Public Library, Saratoga neighborhood, North Omaha, Nebraska
Opened as the Saratoga Congregational Church in the 1870s, this building stood on the southwest corner of North 25th and Ames Avenue. It served as home to the Trinity Lutheran Church from the 1890s to 1914. In 1921, it became the second home to the North Omaha Branch of the Omaha Public Library. When that moved in 1938, the building was demolished.
This was the third Saratoga School, built on the northeast corner of 24th and Ames Avenue in 1892 and demolished in 1937. This drawing is copyright 2019 by Adam Fletcher Sasse for NorthOmahaHistory.com.
This was the Suburban Theater at North 24th and Ames Avenue in the Saratoga neighborhood. It was drawn by Adam Fletcher Sasse, copyright 2019, all rights reserved.
This is a map of sites in Saratoga made by Adam Fletcher Sasse in 2019.
Sulphur Springs Nebraska Territory
Sulphur Springs Nebraska Territory
Two aerial photos of the Saratoga neighborhood in 1930 and in 2020 located in Omaha, Nebraska.
These two aerial photos show the Saratoga neighborhood in 1930 and in 2020. The key for these images is 1: Omaha Streetcar Ames Barn; 2: Druid Hall; 3: North Star Movie Theater; 4. Third Saratoga School; 5. Omaha University Football Field; 6. Belt Line Railroad; 7. Ernie Chambers Museum; 8. Former JF Bloom Company headquarters; 9. Former Ames Avenue; 10. GMS Wërks; 11. Fourth Saratoga School, and; 12. Lozier Corporation factory.

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