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…
A local home history reveals a 129-year-old barn nestled along a grand view in North Omaha…
For almost a century, bombings plagued Omaha, Nebraska. This is a summary of what happened.
One part of Omaha has stayed in touch with its agricultural roots for more than a century. This is a history of small family farms and the changing landscape in East Omaha.
Its an understatement to say that railroads helped build North Omaha; they were absolutely vital. Here’s a summary of their history.
Land speculators snatched up a lot of North Omaha legally and illegally in the 1900s. Victor Lantry was one of them, and built a massive mansion to celebrate his wealth. Here’s his story.
The Benson Motor Company operated on present-day Maple Street for more than two decades.
This is a short history of Cabanne’s Post in North Omaha.
The history of Scandinavians in North Omaha, including neighborhoods, churches, jobs and social groups.
A history of the Mergen House, built in 1873 on Ames Avenue in North Omaha.
This is a FREE North Omaha History Timeline with more than 200 years passed, including people, places, organizations, events, businesses and more!
MY list of 75 places in North Omaha that are over 117 years old, give or take a few places.
A leader among the bedrock institutions of North Omaha is Zion Baptist Church. One of the oldest congregations in Omaha, it was founded in 1884 and became the largest Black church in Omaha by 1900. It’s landmark building at 2215 Grant Street was designed by North Omaha native “Cap” Clarence Wigington, and its mission is still distinctly relevant more than 125 years after it was founded.
From the 1890s through the 2000s, Pearl Memorial United Methodist Church stood as a beacon in North Omaha. This is it’s history.
Bungalow City was a booming neighborhood in North Omaha, Nebraska, for less than a decade. Then it was moved and forgotten.
From 1880 through the 1920s, Omaha’s new Gold Coast neighborhood was the opulent address in Omaha. Starting with Gilded Age mansions, it evolved into a mixed income neighborhood with wealthy and manager level classes.
Built on an 1852 house foundation, the Parker Mansion was a landmark in far North Omaha for more than a century.
A. D. Jones, Dr. Elizabeth Reeves, Robert Beech Howell, Anna Wilson, the Omaha Old Peoples Home Association, Crosby Funeral Home, and several others were attached to the mansion at 2018 Wirt Street in the Kountze Place neighborhood of North Omaha, Nebraska. What happened to it?
Asphalt, bricks, gravel and dirt lines the streets of North Omaha, Nebraska. For more than 160 years, the community has grown despite. Learn why from this history.
Imagine a time when riding a streetcar was interesting, respected and almost a little glamorous. On the dusty, granite-covered streets of Omaha, that time was during the 1870s and 1880s. That new technology needed fanciful buildings to go along with the times, and the streetcar barn at 2606 North 26th Street in North Omaha was one of those buildings.
This is a timeline of people from the history of North Omaha. They include people from political, legal, religious, medical, and other professions who transformed the community in countless ways. There are also creative leaders, sports figures, and others, too.
The Minne Lusa Creek used to run wild through North Omaha. Here’s its short story…
Established in 1886, North Omaha’s Orchard Hill neighborhood filled in slowly, and shows signs of coming back from white flight. Here’s a history of Orchard Hill…
The intersection of North 30th and Ames Avenue was an important suburban crossroads in North Omaha as early as the 1890s and going all the way into the 1960s. Then, with white flight in full force and North Omaha divestment underway, the intersection started to struggle. Today, it continues to flounder, but many businesses stay open, overcoming the negative, challenging and demeaning perceptions many Omaha’s have about the community.
North Omaha’s African American culture has grown and changed dramatically since its founding in 1854. One of the main drivers of the culture for more than a century has been the Black media. From the time Omaha’s first Black newspaper was published in 1889 through Shanelle Williams’ continued use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media today to build the African American community in Omaha, Black media has continued to transform the North Omaha community and the city at large.