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History of the Omaha Night Owls

A century ago, the Omaha Night Owls were the “Hottest Colored Orchestra in Town.” This is their story.

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A History of the Jewell Building and Dreamland Ballroom

This is a history of the iconic Jewell Building in the 24th and Lake Historic District. It features notable people, organizations, businesses and events there, as well as the architecture and more.

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A History of Duffy Drugs

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!

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A History of the Carter Lake Club

Summer fun turned into a permanent development in the city of Carter Lake.

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A History of the Prairie Park Club

Hidden away in North Omaha was a social club that held the middle class and its neighborhood.

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A History of Omaha’s Cortland Beach

Omaha had a roller coaster, boardwalks and soft summer breezes relaxing the middle class masses. This place was called Courtland Beach.

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A History of the Blue Lion Center

The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!