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A Biography of Bertha Calloway

This is a biography of historian and North Omaha leader Bertha Calloway (1925-2017). She was a Civil Rights activist, museum founder, historian, author, student, educator, speaker, promoter, playwright, journalist, administrator, mentor, wife and mother.

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A History of the U.S. Brush Company

This is a history of the U.S. Brush Company factory once located in North Omaha.

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A History of North Omaha’s Charles Storz House

This is a history of the Charles Storz House built in 1909 in the Kountze Place neighborhood.

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A History of 1922 Wirt Street in North Omaha

The Kountze Place neighborhood was built for middle- and upper-class Omahans seeking a streetcar suburb suitable for building large homes, raising fine families and enjoying the fruit of their labors. Indicative of the Victorian era, the home was designed in the Eastlake or Stick style, which featured a lot of woodwork and embellishments to really […]

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A History of North Omaha’s Calvin Memorial Presbyterian Church

Calvin Memorial Presbyterian Church was a short-lived attempt by a fleeting denomination to maintain a significant presence in North Omaha. Ultimately failing, they did succeed in ensuring the legacy of a gorgeous landmark that celebrates its 110th anniversary in 2020. This is a history of Calvin Memorial Presbyterian Church at 3105 North 24th Street in […]

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A History of the Ponca Road

This is a history of North Omaha’s Ponca Road, providing an important lifeline in the Ponca Hills for more than a century!

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A History of North Omaha’s Lake School

Lake School was a fixture in the neighborhood for a century. This is its history…