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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 Biography of James M. Parker

This is a biography of one of Florence’s most important historical figures.

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A History of the Minne Lusa Theatre in North Omaha

A short history of Minne Lusa Theatre, including its neighboring drug store, furniture store and much more.

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A History of the Parker Mansion in North Omaha

Built on an 1852 house foundation, the Parker Mansion was a landmark in far North Omaha for more than a century.

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A History of the Minne Lusa Creek in North Omaha

The Minne Lusa Creek used to run wild through North Omaha. Here’s its short story…

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A History of the Minne Lusa Historic District in North Omaha

“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.

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A History of North Omaha’s Miller Park

The Miller Park in North Omaha has a long history. There is no single right way to write about it, and if, after you’re done reading this entire article, you disagree with the way I’ve written this history, I invite you to write your own version.     To start with, it is important to […]