For more than 15 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been fighting lead poisoning in North Omaha as part of a citywide environmental cleanup focused on the 27-square-miles east of 72nd Street.
This is a history of the Ernie Chambers Court aka Strehlow Terrace Apartments in North Omaha, Nebraska.
More than 65 years ago, a newspaper was launched to serve Omaha's African American community. Coming from a legacy of several Black newspapers before it, the paper was launched by the visionary Mildred Brown and her husband Ed Gilbert. Losing its direct competitors within a decade, The Omaha Star became the city's Civil Rights media champion, refusing to print negative news and constantly focusing on keeping it positive. The original banner was "Joy and Happiness", and the only told good news.
These are historic neighborhoods in North Omaha, including their establishment, locations and links.
The Ohio Fish Market was a North Omaha institution for 25 years. Discover the history of this iconic restaurant and store...
Much the same as today, Omaha was culturally segregated in the early 20th century. Jim Crow was a specter in the city in many ways, including its hospitals, schools, eating establishments and hotels. This article is a history of Black hotels in Omaha. The grandiose histories written about Omaha highlight early hotels, but don't often … Continue reading A History of Black Hotels in Omaha
Before Gottlieb Storz, a few other entrepreneurs tried their hand at brewing beer in North Omaha. Afterwards though, Storz dominated. For more than 75 years, his family ran Omaha's beer industry, and even though the brewery closed in the 1970s, it left a major mark on the city that still stands today. This is a … Continue reading A History of North Omaha’s Storz Brewery