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A History of the Girls and Boys Building in North Omaha

Of all the buildings made for the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, the Girls and Boys Building had one of the most joyful, loyal and enthusiastic receptions. Here is a short history of the building. Fundraising for Construction “It was not one of the main exhibit buildings, but was given a place in the Grand […]

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1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition 19th century architecture Buildings Demolished buildings Expo grounds Florence Boulevard historic preservation History of Nebraska Kountze Place Lost history

A History of the Administration Arch in North Omaha

This is a history of the Administrative Building, aka the Administration Arch, at the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition held in North Omaha.

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1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition 19th century 20th century African Americans biography Black people Law Near North Side Politics Segregation society

A Biography of Silas Robbins

This is a bio of Silas Robbins, the first African American lawyer in Omaha.

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A History of Sulphur Springs, Nebraska

Sulphur Springs was a settlement in the Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1877. This article shares some of its history.

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1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition 19th century 20th century 21st century African Americans Architects architecture Buildings economics Expo grounds Historic houses historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history Near North Side North 16th Street racism wealthy

A History of The Sherman Apartments

This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most important historical landmarks, The Sherman apartments on North 16th Street.

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A History of North Omaha’s McLain Mansion

Many of Kountze Place’s finest homes are gone now, demolished by indifferent landowners and city planners who are blind to the value of the neighborhood. One of these homes stood at 2214 Wirt Street, and it was clearly one of the biggest homes in the area. This is a short history of the address.   […]

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1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition 20th century 21st century architecture civic infrastructure economics government Kountze Place Lost history North 16th Street North 24th Street parks real estate

A History of the Demolition of the Trans-Mississippi Expo

This is a history of the demolition of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 and the Greater America Exposition of 1899.