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A History of Campion House in North Omaha

This is a history of the 140-year-old Campion House at Creighton University in North Omaha.

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A History of the Hoyer House at 3049 Redick Avenue in North Omaha

The Hoyer House at 3049 Redick Avenue is one of North Omaha’s oldest, but hasn’t been restored and seems neglected. Here is its history.

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A History of the Rome Miller Mansion

This is the history of a fine home called the Rome Miller Mansion at 4823 Florence Boulevard in North Omaha, Nebraska.

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A History of North Omaha’s Fort Street Grocery Store

When I grew up in the Miller Park neighborhood during the 1980s and 90s, there were only memories and rumors of what used to be. There were ghosts of busy shopping districts, a thriving school, beautiful churches and streetcars haunted the neighborhood. Some memories were so enticing that they made me imagine what was. One […]

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A Biography of Architect Everett S. Dodds

This is a biography of Everett S. Dodds, and prolific architect who designed many buildings in North Omaha from 1914 through 1940.

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A History of 1922 Wirt Street in North Omaha

The Kountze Place neighborhood was built for middle- and upper-class Omahans seeking a streetcar suburb suitable for building large homes, raising fine families and enjoying the fruit of their labors. Indicative of the Victorian era, the home was designed in the Eastlake or Stick style, which featured a lot of woodwork and embellishments to really […]

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A History of North Omaha’s “Doc” George Smith

The story of Doc George Smith, a longtime civil servant and respected mentor among pioneer Omahans.