This is a history of the Bryant Center in North Omaha, Nebraska, starting in 1966 and continuing to today!
Category: Near North Side
A History of the 9 Center Five and Dime in North Omaha
This is a history of the 9 Center Variety Store in North Omaha, Nebraska from 1938 to 1947.
A Biography of Perfect Peace
North Omaha has been home to all kinds of people. Some were entrepreneurs, some were devoutly religious, and every now … More
A History of Safeway at 24th and Lake Streets
This is a history of the Safeway building at North 24th and Lake Streets from 1963 to 2021.
A Biography of Political Activist Andrew Stuart
This is a history of the Stuart Art Shoppe in North Omaha, a bastion of the Arts in the community during the Great Depression.
A History of the Memmen Apartments
Some of the oldest apartments left in Omaha, Nebraska are located in North Omaha. This is a history of the Memmen Apartments.
A Biography of Cathy Hughes
This is a biography of North Omaha native Cathy Hughes. She grew up in the Logan Fontenelle Projects and today is the 2nd richest Black woman in America.
A History of the Military Road in North Omaha
This is a history of Military Road aka Military Avenue in North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of the Willis Hotel
This is a history of Myrtle Washington’s High Class Colored Boarding House once located at 2324 N. 22nd Street, North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of Police Brutality in Omaha
This article is a history of police brutality in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1887 to present.
A Biography of North Omaha’s Ollie William Jackson
Ollie Jackson was pinned with being a notorious criminal in the hire of Tom Dennison. This is his biography.
A History of Relations between Jews and African Americans in Omaha
This is a history of relations between Black people and Jews in Omaha, Nebraska. It details instances, occasions, places and spaces where the Jewish community interacted with the Black community in the city.
A History of North Omaha’s Red Dot Athletic Club
This is a history of the Red Dot Athletic Club, a North Omaha sports association for young people from 1924 to 1926.
A History of Jake Bird in North Omaha
Jake Bird (1901–1949) murdered 4 people and attacked two others in the Omaha area in 1928. This is an account of what happened.
A Biography of Rev. Russel Taylor
A musician, educator and minister committed to Black power, Rev. Russel Taylor was a powerful leader in North Omaha. This is his story.
History of North Omaha’s American Legion Post #30
Charity, socializing, and fraternity drove the American Legion Theodore Roosevelt Post #30 in North Omaha. Discover what happened to them.
History of the 24th Street Dairy Queen
From 1951 to 1963, the 24th Street Dairy Queen was serve the Black community in the Near North Side. This is a history of the business.
Biography of Dr. Craig Morris
One African American dentist in Omaha was a civil rights advocate, economic justice activist, and medical leader in the community. Then he simply left North Omaha. This is a biography of his life in the community.
History of the Omaha Night Owls
A century ago, the Omaha Night Owls were the “Hottest Colored Orchestra in Town.” This is their story.
A History of Cass Street School
Located in the original Near North Side neighborhood, one grade school at North 14th and Cass Street served immigrants, African Americans, adults, and others. Today the school is largely forgotten.
History of the North Freeway in Omaha
First conceptualized in 1954, it took almost 40 years for North Omaha’s highest high speed corridor to be completed. This is a history of the North Freeway.
History of 2410 Lake Street
This is a history of the now-demolished building that once stood at 2410 Lake Street that housed a vaudeville theater, movies, a nightclub, a bowling alley, a supper club, and a teen club, as well as a bar before it was demolished in the 1970s.
A History of the Omaha Fire Station #6
Omaha Fire Department station #6 was located at 914-16 North 24th Street. It was built in 1906 and demolished in the 1970s.
A History of the North Omaha School aka Izard School
Omaha had a hard time getting its public school system going. Once they got going, it took more than a decade to build a second school. However, when it opened on the outskirts of the city at North 17th and Izard Streets, the new school was the grandest building of its time. This is a history of the North Omaha School, aka the Izard School.
A History of the Ritz Theater
A theater opened to African Americans in a time when Omaha was deeply segregated, the Ritz Theater was an anomaly in the city. Here’s some of its history.