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19th century 20th century architecture Baptist Demolished buildings Kountze Place Lost history North 24th Street Segregation White flight

A History of Immanuel Baptist Church

A giant church building, a large congregation and lots of impact by Immanuel Baptist Church went on for more than 50 years in North Omaha. Today there’s no sign of this once-important place. This is a history of the church.

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20th century architecture Buildings Lost history Near North Side North 24th Street Segregation theaters Theaters Theaters

A History of the Ritz Theater in North Omaha

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.

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19th century 20th century 21st century African Americans Architects architecture Demolished buildings ethnic groups historic preservation Immigrants Jewish Near North Side North 24th Street schools Segregation

A History of Kellom School

What do Fred Astaire, Roger and Gale Sayers, Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer, Michael Anania, Brenda Council, and former Omaha mayor Johnny Rosenblatt all have in common? Born in the Near North Side, each attended the same school. That same building is a neighborhood institution with deep roots going back at least 140 years in Omaha’s past. This is a history of North Omaha’s Kellom School.

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20th century biography Black businesses Black businesspeople business historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history Near North Side Segregation theaters

A Biography of George P. Johnson

The first-ever Black-owned, operated and filmed theater company in the world was led from North Omaha.

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20th century Black organizations Black people culture economics historic preservation houses Lost history Segregation Social services

A History of the Oak View Home for Negro Boys

This is a history of the only foster home for African American youth Omaha history, open from the 1940s into the 1950s.

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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture Black people Buildings civic infrastructure economics geography Historic houses historic preservation houses Lost history neighborhoods North 30th parks Politics real estate Scandinavians schools Segregation White flight

A History of the Omaha View Neighborhood in North Omaha

This is a history of North Omaha’s Omaha View neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest western expanses.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Belt Line Black people civic infrastructure Demolished buildings Demolished buildings economics historic preservation neighborhoods Segregation Shacks and shanties

A History of the Plum Nelly Area in North Omaha

The Plum Nelly area is a once secret neighborhood that’s become a lost neighborhood located in North Omaha.