This is a history of LaRue's Cafe and LaRue's Scalp Treatment 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.
The building at 4426 Florence Boulevard is located in the Saratoga Belt Line Historic District. Built in 1926, it is a storefront and open space that has no basement. The City of Omaha Planning Department currently rates the building in poor condition. This is a history.
In 2021, the Omaha City Council named the area around North 24th and Ames Avenue as an Economic Vitality Preservation District, a local building owner stepped forward to call it the "Saratoga Belt Line Historic District." This article is a compilation of articles I've written about the area and other locations I've identified. At the … Continue reading A History of the Saratoga Belt Line Historic District
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.
One building defined the early history of a boom-and-bust town located in present-day North Omaha. Despite only being open for a short time, the building left a long shadow on the area. This is a history of the Saratoga Springs Hotel in the town of Saratoga, Nebraska Territory. Starting a Town This is a historic … Continue reading A History of the Saratoga Springs Hotel in North Omaha
This is the history of a fine home called the Rome Miller Mansion at 4823 Florence Boulevard in North Omaha, Nebraska.