A Directory of Historic Places in Florence

These are historic sites in Florence, including the Florence Bank, Florence Mill, Florence Community Center, Florence Depot, Florence Old Folks Home, an old church, and an old grocery store.

There are dozens of historic places in the Florence neighborhood of North Omaha. This is a directory of them, along with links to articles I’ve written, their addresses, and relevant notes.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and tell me if there are more I should add.

1.Florence Mill9102 N. 30th St.1847/1856
2.Florence Depot9000 N. 30th St.1887
3.Zesto’s8608 N. 30th St.1953
4.Pries Lake11010 J. J. Pershing Drive1888-1914
5.J. J. Pershing Memorial MonumentNear 8200 J.J. Pershing Dr.1941
6.Ferry ReserveNorth of Mormon Bridge between J.J. Pershing Dr. and the Missouri River1846
7.South Market SquareN. 29th and King St., now houses1846
8.North Market Square N. 29th and Bondesson St., aka Filmore Park1946
9.Wright House7623 N. 31st St.1910
10.River DriveRead St. to Ponca Rd.1910
11.Florence Town Square3105 State St., aka Florence Park1856—One-time site of the Mormon Tree
12.Price House3119 Clay St.1908
13.Florence Town Square8607 1/2 N. 30 St.1846
14.Mormon Pioneer Cemetery and Statue3301 State St.1846
15.J. S. Paul Building8601 N. 30 St.1908
16.Site of the Florence Home for the Elderly7915 N. 30 St.1919-2013
17.Florence Water Works9000 John J. Pershing Drive1889
18.Forest Lawn Memorial Park7909 Mormon Bridge Road1886
19.Potter’s Field5000 Young St.1846
20.Notre Dame Academy and Convent3501 State St.1926
21Mormon Trail / Winter Quarters Visitors Center / Temple8283 N. 34th St.Visitors Center, 1960; Temple, 1999
22.Keirle House3017 Mormon St.1905
23.Florence Firehouse8415 N. 29th St.1888
24.Florence School7902 N. 36th St.1889-1961; 1961
25.Vennelyst Park9100 N. 31st St.1934
26.St. Philip Neri School8206 N. 31st St. (original site)1922-1959; 1959
27.St. Philip Neri Church8200 N. 30th St.Original, 1922-1959; 1953
28.Florence Hotel(original site)1856-19?
29.Bank of Florence8502 N. 30th St.1856
30.Mormon BridgeCrossing the Missouri River on Interstate 6801953 and 1975
31.Mormon Bridge Tollhouse3010 Willit St.1952
32.Price Building8607 N. 30th St.1910
33.Florence Building8702 N. 30th St.1922
34.Florence Masonic Temple8223 N. 30th St.1925
35.Florence BoulevardBurt St. to J.J. Pershing Dr.1892
36.Fontenelle BoulevardMilitary Ave. to N. 30th St.1894
37.Florence Field1918
38.Ponca HillsI-680 to the Washington County Line, east of Hwy 75
39.Cutler’s ParkNE corner, Young St. and Mormon Bridge Rd.1846
40.Cutler’s Park CemeteryNW corner, Young St. and Mormon Bridge Rd.1846
41.Florence Christian Church8929 N. 29th St.1896-present
42.Florence Methodist Church8424 N. 31st St.1857
43.Briggs United Brethren ChurchN. 58th and McKinley Ave
44.Florence First Presbyterian Church8314 N. 31st St.1857-present
45.Mt. Olive Lutheran Church7301 N. 28th St.1923-present
46.St. John’s German Lutheran Church11120 Calhoun Road1900-present
47.St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church8202 N. 31st St.1905-present
48.St. Marks Episcopal Church8019 N. 31st St.1881-1964
49.Joyo TheatreN. 30th and Tucker Streets
50.Parker Mansion 3021 Vane St.1846-1957
51.Brandeis Country Home1906
52.Lantry-Thompson Mansion3524 State St.1891
53.Mitchell House8314 N. 31st St.1851-1964
54.Site of Central Plains Village4014 North Post Road900 -1450 CE
55.Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Department12919 Ponca Road
56.Site of Fort LisaNear the junction of J.J. Pershing Drive and Ponca Road1812
57.St. John’s Lutheran Church11120 Calhoun Road1900
58.Site of the Florence Ferry9350 J. J. Pershing Drivec.1846
59.Junior’s Forgot Store11909 Calhoun Roadc.1890
60.Shipley Cemetery1554 County Road1861
61.Site of the second Ponca School12919 Ponca Road1871-1963
Wyman Heights
North 30th and Ferry Street1926
63.Hummel Park2700 Hummel Road1930
64.Ponca Hills Farm, formerly Ponca Hills Equestrian Center14605 North 42nd Street1892
65.Surfside Restaurant14445 North River Drive1890, 1965
66.Alpine Inn10405 Calhoun Road1930
67.Site of the A-Ri-Rang Club11495 North 34th Avenue1949-2010
68.Original Briggs Station 9618 Calhoun Rd. (Moved from the original location)c.1890
69.High Point Neighborhood1963

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Public Places: Florence Main Street | Florence Ferry | Florence High School | The Mormon Tree | Florence Water Works | Mormon Bridge | Florence Boulevard | River Drive | J.J. Pershing Drive and Monument | Potter’s Field | Florence Community Center
Businesses: Vennelyst Park | Bank of Florence | Florence Mill | Florence Depot
Houses: Parker Mansion | Brandeis Country Home | Lantry-Thompson Mansion | Mitchell House
People: James M. Parker | James Comey Mitchell | Florence Kilborn
Neighborhoods: Winter Quarters | Florence Field | Wyman Heights | High Point
Other: Directory of Florence Historic Places

Elsewhere Online

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