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20th century biography Black businesses Black businesspeople business historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history Near North Side Segregation theaters

A Biography of George P. Johnson

The first-ever Black-owned, operated and filmed theater company in the world was led from North Omaha.

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19th century 20th century Activism biography Black leader Black politicians historic preservation Lost history Organizations Politics racism

A Biography of Anna R. Woodbey

One woman from North Omaha made it her life’s work to ban the demon’s spirit, juice, sauce, hooch, vino, and liquid courage from everywhere, all the time. This is a biography of Anna R. Woodbey.

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20th century Black organizations Black people culture economics historic preservation houses Lost history Segregation Social services

A History of the Oak View Home for Negro Boys

This is a history of the only foster home for African American youth Omaha history, open from the 1940s into the 1950s.

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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture Black people Buildings civic infrastructure economics geography Historic houses historic preservation houses Lost history neighborhoods North 30th parks Politics real estate Scandinavians schools Segregation White flight

A History of the Omaha View Neighborhood in North Omaha

This is a history of North Omaha’s Omaha View neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest western expanses.

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20th century 21st century architecture Black businesses Black organizations Demolished buildings Demolished buildings Drug store Lost history Near North Side North 24th Street shopping Social halls

A History of 1324 North 24th Street

In the course of a century, a lot of things can change in a neighborhood. The Near North Side of Omaha has had a lot of changes, with some buildings transitioning from vital to demolished with reckless abandon. This is a history of the building once located at 1324 North 24th Street. The neighborhoods between […]

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19th century 20th century biography Demolished buildings Lost history theaters Theaters Theaters

A Biography of Frank E. Goff

“Daddy” Frank E. Goff was Omaha’s pioneer showman, and this is a biography of his life.

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20th century Ames Avenue architecture Belt Line Railway Demolished buildings Demolished buildings Lost history Manufacturing streets

A History of the U.S. Brush Company

This is a history of the U.S. Brush Company factory once located in North Omaha.