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A History of the Pleasantview Projects in North Omaha

In 1951, OHA announced development of the projects on both the east and west sides of North 30th Street extending from Burdette south to Parker Street. Completely demolished in 2010, today the ultra-modern, mixed income Highlander neighborhood sits on the 15 acres once here, along with the Charles Drew Health Center. This article is a […]

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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 the Hillcrest Mansion in North Omaha

Built: circa 1900 Address: 2811 Caldwell Street Architecture: Antebellum Demolished: circa 1965 Originally called Riverview, the original home on this lot was built around 1900 and was said to be “one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city.” Sitting on four lots covered with fruit trees, large shade trees and a fine lawn, the […]

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A History of The Sherman Apartments

This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most important historical landmarks, The Sherman apartments on North 16th Street.

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A History of 3467 North 42nd Street

Adam’s Note: Here’s another normal house history from North Omaha. Focused on an address where everyday North Omaha people lived, this house is similar to the other exposés I’ve written. Over more than 125 years, some of these homes have fallen apart and others were bulldozed, while the vast majority of original houses are still filling […]

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A History of 3210 North 21st Street

This is the history of an average home in North Omaha, which is old but not remarkable.

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A History of North Omaha’s McLain Mansion

Many of Kountze Place’s finest homes are gone now, demolished by indifferent landowners and city planners who are blind to the value of the neighborhood. One of these homes stood at 2214 Wirt Street, and it was clearly one of the biggest homes in the area. This is a short history of the address.   […]