Throughout the history of Omaha there is a long tradition of hostility towards and prejudice against Jewish people, which is called antisemitism. It has existed since the first Jews arrived in the city in the 1860s. Antisemitism was overt in Omaha into the 1960s, by which time Jews were largely viewed as part of the … Continue reading A History of Antisemitism in Omaha
Once located all over North Omaha, there are few bakeries left -- but lots of memories! This is an account of some of the bakeries from the community's history.
One of Omaha's most distinct immigrant populations has nearly disappeared from the city's identity. This is a history of Hungarians in Omaha.
This is a directory of historic North Omaha church buildings. Many are still churches; some are not.
Omaha had a hard time getting its public school system going. Once they got going, it took more than a decade to build a second school. However, when it opened on the outskirts of the city at North 17th and Izard Streets, the new school was the grandest building of its time. This is a history of the North Omaha School, aka the Izard School.
What do Fred Astaire, Roger and Gale Sayers, Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer, Michael Anania, Brenda Council, and former Omaha mayor Johnny Rosenblatt all have in common? Born in the Near North Side, each attended the same school. That same building is a neighborhood institution with deep roots going back at least 140 years in Omaha's past. This is a history of North Omaha's Kellom School.
This is a history of North Omaha's Omaha View neighborhood, one of the city's oldest western expanses.