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20th century 24th and Lake Black businesses Black spaces and places Cafes Clubs clubs Demolished buildings Food Lake Street Lost history Near North Side nightlife Restaurants Theaters

A History of 2410 Lake Street

This is a history of the now-demolished building that once stood at 2410 Lake Street that housed a vaudeville theater, movies, a nightclub, a bowling alley, a supper club, and a teen club, as well as a bar before it was demolished in the 1970s.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Black businesses Buildings Cafes Clubs diners Food Restaurants

A History of Restaurants, Diners and Food Businesses in North Omaha

This is a history of restaurants in North Omaha throughout its history.

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20th century 21st century Ames Ave architecture Buildings business Drug store economics Food Grocery store historic preservation Lost history Restaurants shopping wealthy White flight

A History of the Ames Plaza, North Omaha’s Shopping Center

This is a history of the Ames Plaza, opened in 1960 at North 56th and Ames Avenue in then-Northwest Omaha.

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20th century 21st century architecture Black businesses Black people Black spaces and places Demolished buildings Historic houses Lost history Restaurants society

A History of the Hillcrest Mansion in North Omaha

This is the story of a mansion in North Omaha built as a home to a wealthy real estate mogul that eventually became the site of a decades-long Black-owned business.

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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture biography Buildings business crime culture Demolished buildings economics ethnic groups Food historic preservation Lost history neighborhoods North 16th Street Organizations Politics poverty racism religion Restaurants Ryan Roenfeld Segregation society storytelling

A History of Omaha’s Chinatown by Ryan Roenfeld

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!