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A History of the Omaha View Neighborhood in North Omaha

This is a history of North Omaha’s Omaha View neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest western expanses.

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A History of Hope Lutheran Church in North Omaha

This is a history of the only African American Lutheran church in Nebraska, called Hope Lutheran Church.

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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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19th century 20th century Architects architecture Buildings business Catholics Churches culture Demolished buildings history Immigrants Italians Lost history Near North Side neighborhoods religion Segregation Social halls White flight

A History of Italians in North Omaha

Omaha is a city of immigrants, and North Omaha is no exception. Along with its historic African American community and wealthy white settlers, the community has been home to Jews, Scandinavians, English and other Europeans. Among this plethora of diversity are Italians from across their homeland who came for jobs, homes and connections. More than […]

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A History of the Hilltop Projects in North Omaha

This is a history of the third public housing projects built in North Omaha called the Hilltop Homes.

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A History of Public Housing in North Omaha

Public housing was introduced in Omaha in 1937 when the federal Housing Act was passed. This act made federal loans to the city for the construction of low-income public housing. In the 1930s, the City of Omaha first created an informal housing authority meant to address the housing needs of low-income European immigrants. Seeking to […]

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A History of Omaha’s Chinatown by Ryan Roenfeld

Adam’s Note: This is a special exposè on a rarely-acknowledged but vitally important part of Omaha’s history. Written by local historian Ryan Roenfeld, I believe this history of Omaha’s Chinatown is necessary, vibrant and just a beginning, albeit a deep one! Share your thoughts in the comments section!