A History of 4426 Florence Boulevard in 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.

A History of the Saratoga Belt Line Historic District

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. The Suburban … Continue reading A History of the Saratoga Belt Line Historic District

A History of Antisemitism in Omaha

Throughout the history of Omaha there is a long tradition of hostility towards and prejudice against Jewish people, which is called antisemitism. It has existed since the first Jews arrived in the city in the 1860s. Antisemitism was overt in Omaha into the 1960s, by which time Jews were largely viewed as part of the … Continue reading A History of Antisemitism in Omaha

A Biography of Joseph Carr

There have been many African American leaders in Omaha throughout the city's history. Some were politicians, others were businessmen; many were united in the cause to promote civil rights and liberty for Black people. One of them was a lawyer named Joseph Carr, and this is a biography of his life. This is Joseph Carr … Continue reading A Biography of Joseph Carr

A History of Florence High School

Each of the small towns around North Omaha once had their own school district, and several of those school districts had high schools they graduated students from. The City of Florence, founded in 1854, was one of those small towns. My research shows the Florence High School existed from at least the 1860s through 1924. … Continue reading A History of Florence High School