Whether they are home to stores, shops, industries, or offices, there have been a lot of different types of places in North Omaha for business to happen. All the major streets and some of the smaller ones have had a variety of enterprises, and although many are gone, they have left a permanent mark on the community. This is a history of commercial buildings in North Omaha.
Commerce in North Omaha was established before the City of Omaha was founded. A little encampment called Winter Quarters on the farthest north reaches of the city was home to as many as 5,000 people starting in 1846. While many of them left, their traces went on with the first businesses in the city’s history.
Outside the neighborhood that became Florence, the first businesses in North Omaha were along California Street at the Missouri River. One of the earliest trails through Omaha was called the California Trail, and it became present-day Military Road. From there, businesses spread throughout the present-day North Downtown area, and then north along North 16th Street and Saunders Road, which is called North 24th Street today.
Histories of Individual Commercial Buildings in North Omaha
- A History of 2621 North 16th Street
- A History of 1324 North 24th Street
- A History of 1924 North 24th Street
- A History of 2936 North 24th Street
- A History of 4402 Florence Boulevard
- A History of 4225 Florence Boulevard
- A History of 4426 Florence Boulevard
- A History of 3702 North 16th Street
Histories of Intersections with Commercial Buildings in North Omaha
- A History of 16th and Locust Historic District in North Omaha
- A History of the 24th and Lake Historic District in North Omaha
- The Recent History of 24th and Lake
- A History of the 24th and Fort Intersection in North Omaha
- A History of the Intersection of North 30th and Fort Streets
- A History of the Intersection at North 40th and Hamilton Streets
- A History of the Intersection at North 40th and Ames Avenue
- A History of the Intersection of North 42nd and Redman Avenue
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