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20th century Buildings Cuming Street Demolished buildings economics industry Manufacturing North 16th Street North Downtown

History of the Tip Top Products Company

Millions of bobby pins, pink hair curlers, and other products came flying out of the Tip Top Products Company factories in Omaha. This is a history of the company.

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19th century 20th century Ames Ave Belt Line Belt Line Railway business Demolished buildings Demolished buildings industry Lost history Manufacturing North 16th Street North 30th

History of the Omaha Casket Company

A tornado and a fire couldn’t stop the Omaha Casket Company, which made boxes for the dead in North Omaha from 1892 to 1939.

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19th century 20th century biography East Omaha economics historic preservation History of Nebraska Manufacturing Missouri River wealthy

A Biography of Levi Carter

A wealthy industrialist worked hard, then died. His wife gave the City of Omaha a lot of money to commemorate his life, and today the name is all over East Omaha. This is a biography of Levi Carter.

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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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A History of the U.S. Brush Company

This is a history of the U.S. Brush Company factory once located in North Omaha.

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20th century Ames Ave economics Florence Boulevard Lost history Manufacturing Saratoga

A History of the Omaha Motor Car Company in North Omaha

When the automobile industry was just getting started, every major city in the United States had at least one manufacturer. In Omaha, there were several including the Ottomobile, Ford trucks, and the Omaha Car, which lasted for just over a year between 1912 and 1913. This is a history of the Omaha Motor Car Company […]

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20th century 21st century architecture Belt Line Railway Buildings Demolished buildings economics historic preservation Lost history Manufacturing

A History of Murphy, Wasey and Company Factory in North Omaha

In 1890, a major Detroit-based chair manufacturer called Murphy, Wasey and Company arrived in a big way in North Omaha. Located at 3167-77 Spaulding Street along what was then called North 32nd (aka John A. Creighton Boulevard) and the Belt Line Railway, the company built a large factory and employed a hundred people. It was […]