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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 architecture business Demolished buildings historic preservation North 24th Street Pioneer era Saratoga

A History of the Saratoga Springs Hotel in North Omaha

One building defined the early history of a boom-and-bust town located in present-day North Omaha. Despite only being open for a short time, the building left a long shadow on the area. This is a history of the Saratoga Springs Hotel in the town of Saratoga, Nebraska Territory. Starting a Town Erastus Beadle came to […]

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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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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture Carter Lake Demolished buildings Demolished buildings East Omaha economics historic preservation History of Nebraska industry Manufacturing Missouri River parks Public health

A History of the Carter White Lead Company Factory in East Omaha

For 40 years, one plant poisoned North Omaha with heinous disregard. This is a history of the Carter White Lead Company factory in East Omaha.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Belt Line Black people civic infrastructure Demolished buildings Demolished buildings economics historic preservation neighborhoods Segregation Shacks and shanties

A History of the Plum Nelly Area in North Omaha

The Plum Nelly area is a once secret neighborhood that’s become a lost neighborhood located in North Omaha.

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20th century 21st century architecture Black businesses Black organizations Demolished buildings Demolished buildings Drug store Lost history Near North Side North 24th Street shopping Social halls

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 Omaha has had a lot of changes, with some buildings transitioning from vital to demolished with reckless abandon. This is a history of the building once located at 1324 North 24th Street. The neighborhoods between […]

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A History of Monmouth Park Neighborhood in North Omaha

One neighborhood in North Omaha had a hospital, a half-dozen churches and businesses galore, and a long history. Then it all seemed to disappear. This is a history of the Monmouth Park neighborhood.