Categories
20th century 21st century civic infrastructure East Omaha historic preservation Lost history North 16th Street Politics Race riot Saratoga streets White flight

A History of 16th and Locust Historic District in North Omaha

The N. 16th and Locust Street intersection was a beehive of commercial activity for more than a century. The Locust overpass of the MoPac Railroad was a key. Learn more.

Categories
19th century 20th century 21st century architecture business Demolished buildings economics Lost history Near North Side North 16th North 16th Street society

A History of North Omaha’s Storz Brewery

Before Gottlieb Storz, a few other entrepreneurs tried their hand at brewing beer in North Omaha. Afterwards though, Storz dominated. For more than 75 years, his family ran Omaha’s beer industry, and even though the brewery closed in the 1970s, it left a major mark on the city that still stands today. This is a […]

Categories
19th century 20th century architecture culture economics Historic houses History of Nebraska Near North Side North 16th Street Omaha Claim Club society

A History of the A.J. Poppleton Mansion in North Omaha

This is the story of A. J. Poppleton’s North Omaha estate called Elizabeth Place.

Categories
19th century 20th century architecture culture economics Historic houses History of Nebraska North 16th Street Politics society

A History of the J. J. Brown Mansion in North Omaha

The J. J. Brown Mansion belonged to one of Omaha’s early industrialists, and became one of Omaha’s first hospitals. Discover it’s story…

Categories
civic infrastructure economics Historic houses Near North Side North 16th Street North 24th Street Race riot racism schools White flight

A History of North Omaha’s Logan Fontenelle Housing Projects

Once upon a time, there was a massive public housing project located at the intersection of North 24th and Paul Streets in the Near North Side neighborhood. Originally named the “Northside Village Public Housing Project,” the name was officially changed in honor of the famous Omaha tribe leader Logan Fontenelle.

Categories
Historic houses History of Nebraska Kountze Place Near North Side North 16th Street North 24th Street

A History of North Omaha’s Wirt Street

Hidden deep in the heart of North Omaha is a jewel of a street, filled with abundant American foursquare houses, long yards and hints of its glory 100 years ago. This section of Wirt street, from north 16th to north 24th streets, was once home to some of the predominant names in the beautiful Kountze Place development. It was also home to more than simple Foursquare style homes. In addition to the stout middle class houses, there were some exquisite examples of high style in Omaha history. This article highlights those beauties, which suggest a future for the Wirt Street historic district.

Categories
20th century African Americans business civic infrastructure crime Demolished buildings economics government Lost history Near North Side North 16th Street North 24th Street North 30th North Omaha Politics poverty Race riot racism society White flight

A History of the North Omaha Riots

Because of when the riots happened and what they did, there are scars on North O that that haven’t healed almost 50 years later. Here’s a history of what happened.