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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. Despite the hard work and commitment by African American members, the congregation ultimately failed. However, they did succeed in ensuring a gorgeous landmark that celebrated its 110th anniversary of existence in 2020. This is a […]

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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…

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A History of the Omaha Market House

This is a history of a controversial, then popular, then forgotten idea in Omaha called the Market House.

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A History of Irvington

The history of the village of Irvington, near North Omaha, Nebraska, starts in 1857 and extends to today.

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A History of 2936 North 24th Street

This is a history of a former commercial building and social service office in North Omaha.