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.
Omaha’s tradition of Black churches started less than a decade after the founding of the city in 1865. With de facto segregation the norm in the city by then, African Americans were denied seats in white churches. Not to be without a spiritual home, the city’s pioneer Blacks founded their own places of worship. Here is an introduction […]
A history of the Mergen House, built in 1873 on Ames Avenue in North Omaha.
MY list of 75 places in North Omaha that are over 117 years old, give or take a few places.
A history of Omaha’s Eppley Airfield from 1925 to present. It has also been called the American Legion Municipal Airport and the Omaha Municipal Airport.
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.
Robert Strehlow helped build the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Expo and several others, then the Strehlow Terrace apartments.
From the 1890s through the 2000s, Pearl Memorial United Methodist Church stood as a beacon in North Omaha. This is it’s history.
This is a biography of Jacob Maag, a sculptor and stonecutter who lived in North Omaha, Nebraska.
North Omaha’s has A LOT of unsung architectural heroes, and one of them is Joseph P. Guth. Guth moved from Germany to Omaha in 1884 and designed business blocks, breweries, factories and warehouses, fire stations, schools, houses and multifamily residences, churches and halls across the city for more than 40 years. Leo A. Daly was his […]
The home at 2060 Florence Boulevard has a reputation as a mansion for the social elite; an apartment house; a brothel, a hotel and as apartments again. Here is a history of North Omaha’s Broadview Hotel.
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?
Built: 1909 Address: 5100 Florence Boulevard Architecture: Neo-Classical Demolished: 1969 In 1895, Thomas F. Stroud started his wagon making business in North Omaha. He was going to make his fortune selling wagons to western farmers in the city considered to be the Gateway to the West. In order to truly appreciate his wealth, he had to construct a magnificent home. […]
Tall and wide, regal and plain, North Omaha has been home to many types of apartment buildings throughout the years. This article summarizes those styles and gives examples.
This is a history of gas stations in North Omaha, Nebraska
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…
Omaha has always been a good place to die.
Starting in the 1840s when the first trails were cut through the area, people were laid to rest all across the city. With cemeteries scattered across North Omaha, it made sense for a stonecutter to make his work in the community.