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A History of the Thomas Mansion

Built: est. 1875 Address: 958 North 27th Street Architecture: Stick Style Demolished: 1953 Many of early Omaha’s wealthy builders built their mansions and estates in North Omaha. One of them was attorney Dexter L. Thomas (1841-1919). His large house at N. 27th Avenue and Nicholas Street was a landmark for years, surely inspiring his contemporaries to […]

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A History of North Omaha’s Kellom Heights Neighborhood

This is a history of the Kellom Heights neighborhood, including the pioneer era, the school and its redevelopment.