Opened in a re-used school building in 1917, North Omaha’s Minne Lusa School has a long history.
This is a biography of Everett S. Dodds, and prolific architect who designed many buildings in North Omaha from 1914 through 1940.
This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.
A short history of Minne Lusa Theatre, including its neighboring drug store, furniture store and much more.
Built on an 1852 house foundation, the Parker Mansion was a landmark in far North Omaha for more than a century.
The Minne Lusa Creek used to run wild through North Omaha. Here’s its short story…
“Proud, powerful and transforming.” Asked to think of words to describe the Minne Lusa neighborhood, these came to my mind immediately. I was sitting with a friend in Omaha recently, talking about the changes in North O, and they asked me what I thought of it. I easily remembered summers riding bikes up and down Minne Lusa Boulevard, going to the Viking Ship regularly, eating ice cream and buying cassette tapes at Four Aces Pawn Shop. Even as a kid, I thought the neighborhood was special, with its giant houses on the boulevard and polite houses up and down the blocks, all with an overall feeling of respectful suburbanity. The following is a short history of the neighborhood that I write out of admiration for Minne Lusa’s beauty, my memories, and the people who fill the homes today.