This is a biography of Helen Mahammit (1869-1950), a leading African American caterer, chef and teacher in Omaha for 45 years.
This is a history of the North Star Theater, the Ames Theatre and the building standing today at N. 25th and Ames Avenue in North Omaha.
This is a history of the Omaha Rockets, an independent Black baseball team from 1947 to 1950.
This is a history of the Charles Storz House built in 1909 in the Kountze Place neighborhood.
When the automobile industry was just getting started, every major city in the United States had at least one manufacturer. In Omaha, there were several including the Ottomobile, Ford trucks, and the Omaha Car, which lasted for just over a year between 1912 and 1913. This is a history of the Omaha Motor Car Company […]
In 1890, a major Detroit-based chair manufacturer called Murphy, Wasey and Company arrived in a big way in North Omaha. Located at 3167-77 Spaulding Street along what was then called North 32nd (aka John A. Creighton Boulevard) and the Belt Line Railway, the company built a large factory and employed a hundred people. It was […]
Omaha is a city of immigrants, and North Omaha is no exception. Along with its historic African American community and wealthy white settlers, the community has been home to Jews, Scandinavians, English and other Europeans. Among this plethora of diversity are Italians from across their homeland who came for jobs, homes and connections. More than […]