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20th century Buildings Cuming Street Demolished buildings economics industry Manufacturing North 16th Street North Downtown

History of the Tip Top Products Company

Millions of bobby pins, pink hair curlers, and other products came flying out of the Tip Top Products Company factories in Omaha. This is a history of the company.

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19th century 20th century Ames Ave Belt Line Belt Line Railway business Demolished buildings Demolished buildings industry Lost history Manufacturing North 16th Street North 30th

History of the Omaha Casket Company

A tornado and a fire couldn’t stop the Omaha Casket Company, which made boxes for the dead in North Omaha from 1892 to 1939.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Ames Avenue architecture Belt Line Buildings business civic infrastructure culture economics Expo grounds historic preservation History of Nebraska houses industry Intersection North 16th Street North 24th Street Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Railway Co. Organizations Politics Saratoga wealthy White flight

A Timeline of the History of Saratoga

This is a timeline of the history of the Saratoga neighborhood in North Omaha, including the intersection of 24th and Ames. Included here are events, places and people central to the neighborhood’s existence as a pioneer town, leafy suburb, and a seemingly abandoned urban neighborhood.

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20th century 21st century architecture Buildings Cafes Carter Lake Demolished buildings diners East Omaha Food historic preservation North 16th Street

A History of the Nite Hawkes Cafe in East Omaha

This is a history of the Nite Hawkes Cafe, located at North 16th and Grand Avenue since 1942!

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20th century 21st century architecture Buildings civic infrastructure Demolished buildings ethnic groups Historic houses Lost history neighborhoods North 16th Street North 24th Street North 30th Public housing Segregation

A History of Public Housing in North Omaha

Public housing was introduced in Omaha in 1937 when the federal Housing Act was passed. This act made federal loans to the city for the construction of low-income public housing. This is a history of the public housing in North Omaha.

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1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition 19th century Architects architecture Demolished buildings Florence Boulevard government historic preservation History of Nebraska Kountze Place Lost history North 16th Street parks Segregation

A History of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition

This is a history of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.

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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture biography Buildings business crime culture Demolished buildings economics ethnic groups Food historic preservation Lost history neighborhoods North 16th Street Organizations Politics poverty racism religion Restaurants Ryan Roenfeld Segregation society storytelling

A History of Omaha’s Chinatown by Ryan Roenfeld

Adam’s Note: This is a special exposè on a rarely-acknowledged but vitally important part of Omaha’s history. Written by local historian Ryan Roenfeld, I believe this history of Omaha’s Chinatown is necessary, vibrant and just a beginning, albeit a deep one! Share your thoughts in the comments section!