This is a history of the Circus Grounds at N. 20th and Paul Streets in North Omaha from the 1870s through the 1930s.
This is a history of the Manufactures Building at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.
This is a biography of minister, newspaper editor, NAACP leader and North Omaha community activist Rev. John Albert Williams (1866-1933).
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 grocery store at the end of the road for the forgetful became a bar, and now stands tall in Ponca Hills. Learn about the history of the Forgot Store.
For almost a century, it was widely known that hospitals in Omaha were for whites only. Defacto segregation made doctors apply for birth certificates at hospitals where African American mothers weren’t allowed to birth their babies, while African American doctors weren’t allowed to work in most hospitals until the 1920s, and even then they could […]
Ferdinand L. Barnett was a Nebraska Legislator from 1927 to 1928. He was also the editor of The Progress, a Black newspaper in North Omaha.
This is a biography of John Adams, Jr., who represented North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature from 1935 to 1941.
This is a biography of Nebraska legislator Ernie Chambers.
This is a biography of former Nebraska Legislator, former Omaha City Council member, and former Omaha School Board member Brenda Council.
This is a biography of former Nebraska Legislator Tanya Cook.
This is a biography of Nebraska Legislator Justin Wayne.
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!
This is a bio of Silas Robbins, the first African American lawyer in Omaha.
Judge Elizabeth Ann Davis Pittman (1921-1998) was a pivotal figure in Nebraska’s legal community and throughout Omaha. This is a bio of her by Jody Lovallo.
A podcast about the history of fur trading in Omaha, Nebraska by Adam Fletcher Sasse and Steve Sleeper for NorthOmahaHistory.com
Sulphur Springs was a settlement in the Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1877. This article shares some of its history.
This is a history of North Omaha’s Corby Theater, an unprotected gem that could be demolished anytime.
For 75 years, Uncle Sam cereal was manufactured in North Omaha. This is a history of the company and its locations in the community.
This is a history of a house and its huge antenna in North O.
This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.
This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.
The North Side Bank was a pioneer-era fixture that lasted in the the 1990s! Here’s its history.
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.
This is a history of the North Omaha Bottoms, an area of the city not thought of much today, but once a key to its future!
The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!
This is a timeline of a 1950s-era civil rights group in Omaha called the DePorres Club.
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 King Solomon’s Mines, a nightclub open at 2425 Ames Avenue in North Omaha from 1970-1972.
The storied Mister C’s restaurant may be gone, but its memories go on…
This is a history of how people get food in a North Omaha, Nebraska.
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.
Soul food, community building and culture held sway for 35+ years at Carter’s Cafe. This article includes a biography of Lucy Carter (1901-1983).
This is a history of the Wyman Heights neighborhood in North Omaha by guest author Patrick Wyman.
This is a history of a former commercial building and social service office in North Omaha.
The New Market was a large open air market along North 16th Street.
Built around 1905, like many historical commercial buildings in North O, 4104 North 24th Street has had several lives since it was built. Most of it is focused on the iconic Tic Toc Diner. Here’s a low-down of the history of another of North Omaha’s greasy spoons… It was a pool hall, barber shop and […]