Railroads in Omaha

The Burlington Station in the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District near the Old Market
George Francis Train, Omaha promoter and land owner
The Union Pacific Center in Downtown Omaha

Railroads in Omaha, Nebraska, have been integral to the growth and development of the city, the state of Nebraska, the Western United States and the entire United States.

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Omaha, Nebraska

Largest city in the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County.

Logan Fontenelle, an interpreter for the Omaha Tribe when it ceded the land that became the city of Omaha to the U.S. government
Nebraska Territory, $1 City of Omaha 1857 uniface banknote. The note is signed by Jesse Lowe, in his function as first Mayor of Omaha City. It was issued as scrip in 1857 to help fund the erection of the Territorial capitol building.
The Hotel Fontenelle, formerly in downtown Omaha.
Kiewit Tower, the location of Berkshire Hathaway's corporate offices
One First National Center has been the tallest building in Omaha since 2002.
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
Downtown - lime, Midtown - blue-gray, North - red, South - pink, West - lavender
View from above West Omaha
The Joslyn Castle is home to a nonprofit environmental organization.
The Saint Cecilia Cathedral against an Omaha summer sunset.
Map of racial distribution in Omaha, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
View of 24th and Lake Streets in North Omaha, site of many notable events in Omaha's African Americans community
The Old Market in Downtown Omaha is one of the city's premier destinations.
Office buildings in downtown Omaha
Joslyn Art Museum
Desert Dome at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
CHI Health Center
TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
The City Building in Downtown Omaha
The historic Omaha Star building along North 24th Street, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
First National Bank Tower in Downtown Omaha is the tallest building in the state.
Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge toll booth in 1938
Interstate 480 leaving Omaha
Omaha's Eppley Airfield in East Omaha

Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads and breweries.

North Omaha, Nebraska

Community area in Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States.

The southwest corner of 24th and Lake Streets in North Omaha
Night view of the Grand Court. Photograph by Frank Rinehart, 1898.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cornerstone Memorial at the NW corner of 24th and Lake St in North Omaha
Hope Plaza in North Omaha, Nebraska
The historic office of the Omaha Star
Omaha Star office at NE corner of 24th & Grant Streets
Webster Telephone Exchange Building, also used for the 20th-century Great Plains Black Museum
Captain Alfonza Davis commemorative plaque; Tuskegee Airman from N.O.
General Crook House at Fort Omaha
Now-closed Mister C's, a local landmark restaurant
Historical marker for Omaha's pioneer Prospect Hill Cemetery
Historical marker for Fort Omaha
North Omaha above Eppley Airfield and Levi Carter Park

Casey's Row was a small neighborhood of Black porters who worked for the local railroads.

Greeks in Omaha, Nebraska

The community of Greeks in Omaha, Nebraska, has a history that extends back to the 1880s.

Alexander Payne, film director

After they originally moved to the city following work with the railroads, the community quickly grew and founded a substantial neighborhood in South Omaha that was colloquially referred to as "Greek Town."

Economy of Omaha, Nebraska

The economy of Omaha, Nebraska has served as a major commercial hub in the Midwestern United States since its founding in 1854.

The BNSF passenger train visits the Omaha Riverfront for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder convention at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
The Woodmen Tower and the Brandeis Building in Downtown Omaha
The new Union Pacific Center in downtown
TD Ameritrade Park Omaha being built next to the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Downtown.

As a long-time open shop the city gained the reputation for actively breaking unions; however, with the loss of large-scale railroad operations and meat production, the labor-driven protests, rioting and civil unrest of the past appears to be gone.

Crime in Omaha, Nebraska

Crime in Omaha, Nebraska has varied widely, ranging from Omaha's early years as a frontier town with typically widespread gambling and prostitution, to civic expectation of higher standards as the city grew, and contemporary concerns about violent crimes related to gangs and dysfunctions of persistent unemployment, poverty and lack of education among some residents.

Omaha Police Station located at 505 South 15th Street
Omaha Police horsebarn located at South Seventh and Leavenworth Streets

By mid-century Omaha was a center for illicit betting, while experiencing dramatic job losses and unemployment because of dramatic restructuring of the railroads and the meatpacking industry, as well as other sectors.

Blackstone Hotel (Omaha, Nebraska)

Historic hotel located at 302 South 36th Street in the Blackstone neighborhood of the Midtown area in Omaha, Nebraska.

Front view of the Blackstone; 2010

Among its amenities the hotel kept a small fleet of Pierce-Arrow limousines for visiting dignitaries who arrived in Omaha by train and its own magazine, The Blackstonian; there were also a ballroom, rooftop gardens and award-winning restaurants.

Nash Block

Located at 902-912 Farnam Street in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Greenhouse, seen here in 2010, is located at the edge of the Gene Leahy Mall.

The two buildings' first occupants relied on the city's railroads, and the building's proximity to them.

List of riots and civil unrest in Omaha, Nebraska

List of riots and civil unrest in Omaha, Nebraska.

With its economic roots in cattle processing, meatpacking, railroads, manufacturing and jobbing, the history of Omaha has events typical of struggles in other American cities over early 20th-century industrialization and labor problems.

Poles in Omaha, Nebraska

Poles in Omaha, Nebraska arrived relatively early in the city's history.

The Hotel Fontenelle, formerly located in downtown Omaha.

Poles have had a presence in Omaha since the late 1870s, when they started arriving to work in the meatpacking, stockyards, smelting and railroad industries.

Irish in Omaha, Nebraska

The Irish in Omaha, Nebraska have constituted a major ethnic group throughout the history of the city, and continue to serve as important religious and political leaders.

A group of ethnic Bengalis in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Bengalis form the third-largest ethnic group in the world after the Han Chinese and Arabs.

Coming to the city in large numbers to build the Union Pacific Railroad starting in 1864, many Irish immigrants stayed to work in the railroads and took jobs as laborers in the wholesaling district.