This is a summary of the African American legislators representing North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature.
Adam’s Note: This is a special exposè on a rarely-acknowledged but vitally important part of Omaha’s history. Written by local historian Ryan Roenfeld, I believe this history of Omaha’s Chinatown is necessary, vibrant and just a beginning, albeit a deep one! Share your thoughts in the comments section!
This is a bio of Silas Robbins, the first African American lawyer in Omaha.
Tucked away in the Near North Side was the Charles Bicycle Track. This is its history as told by Ryan Roenfeld.
Sulphur Springs was a settlement in the Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1877. This article shares some of its history.
From 1896 to 1978, the Omaha Salvation Army offered prenatal and birthing services for low-income, unwed and “unsuitable” pregnant women. This is a story of their facility.
The story of Doc George Smith, a longtime civil servant and respected mentor among pioneer Omahans.
This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most important historical landmarks, The Sherman apartments on North 16th Street.
These are churches that existed in Florence, Nebraska before 1917.
This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.
Lake School was a fixture in the neighborhood for a century. This is its history…
The Covenant Presbyterian Church was located in North Omaha for almost 100 years. Learn more here…
The Ponca Hills have a deep and rich history with American Indians, horse thieves, fur trappers and more. Here’s my account…
This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.
The North Side Bank was a pioneer-era fixture that lasted in the the 1990s! Here’s its history.
This is the history of an average home in North Omaha, which is old but not remarkable.
This is a biography of Selina Carter Cornish by Jody Lovallo.
The Winspear Triangle was a contested land north of downtown, filled with poor people, planned with poor ideas and barely actualized in the present times.
All in one place: A history of Cortland Beach, the Omaha Rod and Gun Club and the Carter Lake Club.
This is a history of the North Omaha Bottoms, an area of the city not thought of much today, but once a key to its future!
The murders of Allen and Dorothy Jones happened in 1890 at the Pinney Farm near Millard, Nebraska.
This is a tour of various sites associated with the Civil Rights movement in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!
This is a list of African American firsts in Omaha.
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. […]
There were and are many segregated schools in Omaha, and this is an account of their history.
The story of a historic neighborhood in North Omaha.
This is a history of Scriptown in the Nebraska Territory.
Built: est. 1875 Address: 958 North 27th Street Architecture: Stick Style Demolished: 1953 Many of early Omaha’s wealthy builders built their mansions and estates in North Omaha. One of them was attorney Dexter L. Thomas (1841-1919). His large house at N. 27th Avenue and Nicholas Street was a landmark for years, surely inspiring his contemporaries to […]
This is a history of the Kellom Heights neighborhood, including the pioneer era, the school and its redevelopment.
Several car makers began in North Omaha, and this is their story. Stroud, Douglas and the Omaha Motor Company all called the community home. Find out why…
This is a history of a Fort Omaha house that’s been moved to Florence Blvd.
Some of the grandest architecture in North Omaha today is accounted for in this short article.
This is a history of how people get food in a North Omaha, Nebraska.
The history of the village of Irvington, near North Omaha, Nebraska, starts in 1857 and extends to today.
This is a history of the founder of Florence, Nebraska’s home.
The Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District is a jewel in the crown of North Omaha history. This is a summary of its history.
This is a history of a former commercial building and social service office in North Omaha.
The intersection of 40th and Hamilton has a rich legacy affecting several neighborhoods…