This is a history of Omaha’s first public park; first public school; it’s Native American neighborhood; and it’s “Hobo Park,” all wrapped up in one. This is a history of Jefferson Square in Omaha, Nebraska.
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A History of the Military Road in North Omaha
This is a history of Military Road aka Military Avenue in North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of 4402 Florence Boulevard in North Omaha
Today it looks like a bland industrial space along a decrepit street in a rundown part of Omaha. However, once this gigantic building was a foothold into the middle class for hundreds of workers; and again it was a warehouse to store parts for the homes of thousands across the community. Soon it will have a new future as a tribute to a community scion and African American icon for all times. This is a history of 4402 Florence Boulevard in the Saratoga Belt Line Historic District of North Omaha.
A History of 4426 Florence Boulevard in North Omaha
The building at 4426 Florence Boulevard is located in the Saratoga Belt Line Historic District. Built in 1926, it is a storefront and open space that has no basement. The City of Omaha Planning Department currently rates the building in poor condition. This is a history.
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.
A History of the U.S. Brush Company
This is a history of the U.S. Brush Company factory once located in North Omaha.
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. … More
A History of Sulphur Springs, Nebraska
Sulphur Springs was a settlement in the Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1877. This article shares some of its history.
A History of Uncle Sam Breakfast Food Company
For 75 years, Uncle Sam cereal was manufactured in North Omaha. This is a history of the company and its locations in the community.
A History of the North Omaha Bottoms
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!
A History of the Collier Place Neighborhood
The story of a historic neighborhood in North Omaha.
A History of Vehicles Made in North Omaha
Several car makers began in North Omaha, and this is their story. Stroud, Douglas and the Omaha Motor Company all called the community home. Find out why…
A History of the Intersection at North 40th and Hamilton Streets
The intersection of 40th and Hamilton has a rich legacy affecting several neighborhoods. This is a history of this historic district.
A History of Railroads in North Omaha
Its an understatement to say that railroads helped build North Omaha; they were absolutely vital. Here’s a summary of their history.
A History of North Omaha’s Stroud Company
Thomas Frank Stroud’s North Omaha business was successful. After starting it in Omaha in 1894, he formally organized the firm in 1895 to build dirt moving machines that he designed. In 1905, he built a $20,000 factory at the intersection of Florence Boulevard and the Belt Line tracks.
A History of Carter Lake
Everything begins somewhere. For Omaha’s Carter Lake, it was as a fun-filled day in the water for all kinds of people. Following is the early history of the place. It includes a waterfront boardwalk, hotels, a resort, clubs and an amusement park.