North Downtown Omaha, Nebraska

A History of the Jefferson Square Neighborhood

This is a history of Omaha’s first public park; first public school; it’s Native American neighborhood; and it’s “Hobo Park,” all wrapped up in one. This is a history of Jefferson Square in Omaha, Nebraska.

J. F. Bloom and Company, Florence Blvd and Ames Ave, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of North Omaha’s J. F. Bloom and Company

Omaha has always been a good place to die. Starting in the 1840s when the first trails were cut through the area, people were laid to rest all across the city. With cemeteries scattered across North Omaha, it made sense for a stonecutter to make his work in the community.