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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.   […]

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A History of the Thomas Mansion

Built: est. 1875 Address: 958 North 27th Street Architecture: Stick Style Demolished: 1953 Many of early Omaha’s wealthy builders built their mansions and estates in North Omaha. One of them was attorney Dexter L. Thomas (1841-1919). His large house at N. 27th Avenue and Nicholas Street was a landmark for years, surely inspiring his contemporaries to […]

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A History of 6327 Florence Boulevard in North Omaha

This is a history of a Fort Omaha house that’s been moved to Florence Blvd.

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A History of a Sod House in North Omaha

This is the history of a sod house in North Omaha.

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A History of Wyman Heights by Patrick Wyman

This is a history of the Wyman Heights neighborhood in North Omaha by guest author Patrick Wyman.

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A History of the James Comey Mitchell House in Florence

This is a history of the founder of Florence, Nebraska’s home.

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A History of the Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District in North Omaha

The Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District is a jewel in the crown of North Omaha history. This is a summary of its history.