A History of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition

This is a history of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.

A History of the Girls and Boys Building in North Omaha

Of all the buildings made for the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, the Girls and Boys Building had one of the most joyful, loyal and enthusiastic receptions. Here is a short history of the building. Fundraising for Construction This is a artist’s rendering of the Girls and Boys Building. “It was not one of the […]

A History of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church

This is a history of a longtime, influential and successful segregated congregation called St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in North Omaha.

A History of the Administration Arch in North Omaha

This is a history of the Administrative Building, aka the Administration Arch, at the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition held in North Omaha.

A History of Duffy Drugs

Going back to 1886, the southwest corner of 24th and Lake has been vital to North Omaha! Its first Black-owned business didn’t happen until 1968 though. Find out more in this history of Duffy Drugs!

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!

A History of the Negro Women’s Christian Association of Omaha

A social force, culture builder, educational center and powerful advocacy base, the Negro YWCA was vital to African Americans advancement in Omaha.

A History of the Charles Street Bicycle Park in North Omaha by Ryan Roenfeld

Tucked away in the Near North Side was the Charles Bicycle Track. This is its history as told by Ryan Roenfeld.

A History of Omaha’s Urban League

A hallowed history unlike any other organization in the state, the Urban League of Nebraska is committed to, “…lead Nebraska in closing the social economic gap in the African American, other emerging ethnic communities and disadvantaged families in the achievement of social equality and economic independence and growth.”From the official Urban League of Nebraska website […]

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.

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 […]

A History of Sand Point Beach and Lakeview Amusement Park

A lost amusement park haunts nobody’s memories, and some even deny it ever existed. This is Lakeview Amusement Park and the Sand Point Beach.

A History of Omaha’s Winspear Triangle

The Winspear Triangle was a contested land north of downtown, filled with poor people, planned with poor ideas and barely actualized in the present times.

A History of the Blue Lion Center

The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!

A History of Segregated Schools in Omaha, Nebraska

There were and are many segregated schools in Omaha, and this is an account of their history.

A History of North Omaha’s Collier Place Neighborhood

The story of a historic neighborhood in North Omaha.