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20th century 24th and Lake architecture Black businesses Clubs clubs Demolished buildings Demolished buildings economics historic preservation Lost history

A History of The Off Beat Club in North Omaha

This is a history of Jim Bell and Jerry Morris’s supper club called The Off Beat, located at 24th and Lake from 1952-1969.

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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 Architects architecture Buildings civic infrastructure economics Florence Florence Boulevard Florence Field Historic houses historic preservation Kountze Place Miller Park Minne Lusa Near North Side Normal house history Public housing Saratoga White flight

A Biography of Architect Everett S. Dodds

This is a biography of Everett S. Dodds, and prolific architect who designed many buildings in North Omaha from 1914 through 1940.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Activism architecture Catholics Civil Rights Movement culture Cuming Street economics historic preservation Immigrants Irish Italians Listed on National Register of Historic Places Lost history North Downtown Official Omaha Landmark poverty schools White flight

A History of North Omaha’s Holy Family Catholic Church

For more than 50 years, Holy Family Catholic has been among the most activist Catholic parishes in Omaha. Before that it was an Italian parish, and before that, Irish. Here’s a history.

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A History of the Potter’s Field in North Omaha

This is a history of charity burials of the unidentified and impoverished at Potter Field in North Omaha.

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20th century biography Black organizations economics history Lost history Segregation Sports

A History of the Omaha Rockets Independent Black Baseball Team

This is a history of the Omaha Rockets, an independent Black baseball team from 1947 to 1950.

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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 […]