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!
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.
This is a history of North Omaha’s Corby Theater, an unprotected gem that could be demolished anytime.
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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Adam’s Note: Here’s another normal house history from North Omaha. Focused on an address where everyday North Omaha people lived, this house is similar to the other exposés I’ve written. Over more than 125 years, some of these homes have fallen apart and others were bulldozed, while the vast majority of original houses are still filling […]
These are churches that existed in Florence, Nebraska before 1917.
This is a history of a house and its huge antenna in North O.
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…
A lost amusement park haunts nobody’s memories, and some even deny it ever existed. This is Lakeview Amusement Park and the Sand Point Beach.
All in one place: A history of Cortland Beach, the Omaha Rod and Gun Club and the Carter Lake Club.
The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!
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 an iconic North Omaha restaurant that comedian Redd Foxx frequented when in town.
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 Charles B. Washington North Branch of the Omaha Public Library.
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 a controversial, then popular, then forgotten idea in Omaha called the Market House.
This is a history of the demolition of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 and the Greater America Exposition of 1899.
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 the house at 6711 North 31st Avenue in North Omaha, Nebraska.
The intersection of 40th and Hamilton has a rich legacy affecting several neighborhoods…
This is a history of 4517 Browne Street in North Omaha.
3155 Meredith Avenue in North Omaha, Nebraska was built in 1910. This is a history of the house.
A local home history reveals a 129-year-old barn nestled along a grand view in North Omaha…
The biggest subdivision in Omaha’s history in 1926, Florence Field was an Army balloon field, then home to 1,100 lots. Here’s the story!
Omaha North High School is the most spectacular high school in Nebraska, and among the very best in the United States.
North Omaha’s Saint Benedict Catholic Church has been a bastion of hope for the Near North Side for almost a century. Here’s their story.
This is a history of the buildings at North 24th and Fort Streets in the Miller Park neighborhood.
The North Omaha Gene Eppley Boys’ Club was the cradle of youth engagement for a generation of young men. This is a history of the facility.
Opened in 1952, the Spencer Projects in North Omaha have a long, complex history of neglect, crime and community building.
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.
This is a modern history of North 24th and Lake Streets in North Omaha. Several buildings and initiatives are detailed.