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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture Black spaces and places historic preservation North 30th schools White flight

A History of Howard Kennedy School

Sitting on top of a hill on the western edge of North Omaha, the Omaha View School was one of the city’s earliest. Rebuilt on a new site in 1908, in 1910 it was renamed, too. Since then the school has had notable alumni, built the surrounding neighborhood up, and changed dramatically. This is a history of the Howard Kennedy Elementary School.

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19th century 20th century 21st century African Americans Architects architecture Demolished buildings ethnic groups historic preservation Immigrants Jewish Near North Side North 24th Street schools Segregation

A History of Kellom School

What do Fred Astaire, Roger and Gale Sayers, Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer, Michael Anania, Brenda Council, and former Omaha mayor Johnny Rosenblatt all have in common? Born in the Near North Side, each attended the same school. That same building is a neighborhood institution with deep roots going back at least 140 years in Omaha’s past. This is a history of North Omaha’s Kellom School.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Architects architecture Black spaces and places Buildings economics Education historic preservation Lost history North 30th schools

A History of the Druid Hill School in North Omaha

Some schools in Omaha were built in reaction to floods of new residents moving into neighborhoods unexpectedly. Others were built to attract new residents. Originally opened in 1885, the school at North 30th and Spaulding Street was the latter. This is a history of the Druid Hill School in North Omaha.

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19th century 20th century 21st century 24th and Lake African Americans business culture Jewish

A Tour of the 24th and Lake Historic District

This is a tour of vital places in North Omaha’s 24th and Lake Historic District, as well as essential events and important people. There are also links to find more information about each item listed.

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1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition Black people Black spaces and places culture Demolished buildings historic preservation history racism

A History of the Old Plantation in North Omaha

This is a history of the Old Plantation, a display at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in North Omaha in 1898.

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20th century biography Black businesses Black businesspeople business historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history Near North Side Segregation theaters

A Biography of George P. Johnson

The first-ever Black-owned, operated and filmed theater company in the world was led from North Omaha.

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20th century 24th and Lake biography Black businesses Black businesspeople clubs historic preservation Listed on National Register of Historic Places Near North Side nightlife

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.