This is a history of a Black-owned real estate addition in East Omaha, Nebraska called Edgewood Park.
Category: Black businesses
A Biography of Perfect Peace
North Omaha has been home to all kinds of people. Some were entrepreneurs, some were devoutly religious, and every now … More
A Biography of Political Activist Andrew Stuart
This is a history of the Stuart Art Shoppe in North Omaha, a bastion of the Arts in the community during the Great Depression.
A History of the Intersection of North 42nd and Redman Avenue
This is a history of the intersection of N. 42nd and Redman Ave. in North Omaha, Nebraska. It discusses the development, businesses, and demise of the intersection including factors affecting it.
A Biography of Cathy Hughes
This is a biography of North Omaha native Cathy Hughes. She grew up in the Logan Fontenelle Projects and today is the 2nd richest Black woman in America.
A History of Metoyer’s BBQ
This is a history of Metoyer’s BBQ in North Omaha, Nebraska, which was open from 1958 to 1985.
A History of the Calhoun Hotel
This is a history of the Calhoun Hotel, a Black hotel at 2423 Lake Street in North Omaha from 1946 to 1962.
A History of the 3006 Building in North Omaha
This is a history of the historic storefronts located at N. 24th and Binney Streets in North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of The Omaha Guide
This is a history of the Omaha Guide newspaper, a Black-owned and Black-focused semi-weekly in North Omaha, Nebraska from 1927 through 1956.
History of Department Stores in North Omaha
Department stores once dotted the area north of Dodge and east of North 72nd Street. This is a history of department stores in North Omaha.
History of the 24th Street Dairy Queen
From 1951 to 1963, the 24th Street Dairy Queen was serve the Black community in the Near North Side. This is a history of the business.
History of 2410 Lake Street
This is a history of the now-demolished building that once stood at 2410 Lake Street that housed a vaudeville theater, movies, a nightclub, a bowling alley, a supper club, and a teen club, as well as a bar before it was demolished in the 1970s.
A Biography of George P. Johnson
The first-ever Black-owned, operated and filmed theater company in the world was led from North Omaha.
A History of Allen’s Showcase in North Omaha
This is a biography of Paul B. Allen, and a history of Allen’s Showcase in North Omaha.
A History of 1324 North 24th Street
In the course of a century, a lot of things can change in a neighborhood. The Near North Side of … More
A History of Restaurants, Diners and Food Businesses in North Omaha
This is a history of restaurants in North Omaha throughout its history.
History of Businesses Owned By African Americans in Omaha
This is a history of Black-owned businesses, African American entrepreneurship and more in North Omaha since 1854.
A Biography of Rodney S. Wead
This is a biography of North Omaha community leader Rodney S. Wead (b. 1935).
A History of the Jewell Building and Dreamland Ballroom
This is a history of the iconic Jewell Building in the 24th and Lake Historic District. It features notable people, organizations, businesses and events there, as well as the architecture and more.
A History of The Off Beat Club in North Omaha
This is a history of Jim Bell and Jerry Morris’s supper club called The Off Beat, located at 24th and Lake from 1952-1969.
A Biography of Helen Mahammitt
This is a biography of Helen Mahammit (1869-1950), a leading African American caterer, chef and teacher in Omaha for 45 years.
A History of the Hillcrest Mansion in North Omaha
This is the story of a mansion in North Omaha built as a home to a wealthy real estate mogul that eventually became the site of a decades-long Black-owned business.
A History of 5901 North 30th Street
This is a history of the building at 5901 N. 30th, on the northeast corner of 30th and Laurel.
A History of Duffy Drugs
Going back to 1886, the southwest corner of 24th and Lake has been vital to North Omaha! Its first Black-owned business didn’t happen until 1968 though. Find out more in this history of Duffy Drugs!
A Biography of George W. Althouse
This is a biography of former Nebraska legislator George W. Althouse. He was the ninth African American representative from North Omaha.