Florence Mill, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of the Florence Mill

While there are iconic places throughout North Omaha, some stand taller than all others. For more than 150 years, the Florence neighborhood has been home to one of these icons. This is a history of the Florence Mill.

Cathy Hughes, North Omaha

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.

Myrtle Washington's High Class Colored Boarding House, 2324 N. 22nd Street, 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.

2021 McMillan Magnet Center Next Level Learning

A History of McMillan Magnet Center

This is a history of McMillan Magnet Middle School, which was originally planned as North Junior High School, and operated as McMillan Junior High School, in North Omaha, Nebraska.

North Omaha Boulevard System

A History of Boulevards in North Omaha

This is a history of the boulevard system in North Omaha, Nebraska. Established in 1889, it is currently experiencing a renaissance from interested groups and might possibly be refurbished by the City of Omaha.

Ponca School, N. 45th and Ponca Road, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of the Ponca School

North Omaha has several historic schools. Their past is largely lost though, and few around still celebrate the stories lived in those schools or the communities that grew up around them. This is a history of one of North Omaha’s most historic schools, called the Ponca School.

Imperial Sash and Door / Oliver Farm Machinery / Lozier Corporation / Omaha Housing Authority, 4402 Florence Boulevard, North Omaha, Nebraska

A History of 4402 Florence Boulevard in North Omaha

Today it looks like a bland industrial space along a decrepit street in a rundown part of Omaha. However, once this gigantic building was a foothold into the middle class for hundreds of workers; and again it was a warehouse to store parts for the homes of thousands across the community. Soon it will have a new future as a tribute to a community scion and African American icon for all times. This is a history of 4402 Florence Boulevard in the Saratoga Belt Line Historic District of North Omaha.