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A History of North Omaha’s McLain Mansion

Many of Kountze Place’s finest homes are gone now, demolished by indifferent landowners and city planners who are blind to the value of the neighborhood. One of these homes stood at 2214 Wirt Street, and it was clearly one of the biggest homes in the area. This is a short history of the address.   […]

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A History of the Near North YMCA in North Omaha

The Near North Side YMCA was a staple of the community for more than 50 years. Here’s the story…

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A History of Segregated Schools in Omaha, Nebraska

There were and are many segregated schools in Omaha, and this is an account of their history.

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A History of North Omaha’s Collier Place Neighborhood

The story of a historic neighborhood in North Omaha.

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A History of North Omaha’s Kellom Heights Neighborhood

This is a history of the Kellom Heights neighborhood, including the pioneer era, the school and its redevelopment.

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A History of Monmouth Park Elementary School in North Omaha

Monmouth Park School was open for 80 years, leaving indelible marks on the soul of North Omaha forever.

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A History of the Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District in North Omaha

The Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District is a jewel in the crown of North Omaha history. This is a summary of its history.