South Omaha Main Street Historic District

Vanous Block, at 4833-35 S. 24th Street

Located along South 24th Street between M and O Streets in South Omaha, Nebraska.

- South Omaha Main Street Historic District
Vanous Block, at 4833-35 S. 24th Street

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South Omaha, Nebraska

Former city and current district of Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

Former city and current district of Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

Annexed by the City of Omaha in 1915, the community has numerous historical landmarks many are within the South Omaha Main Street Historic District.

Packers National Bank, seen across the corner of 24th and O Streets

Packer's National Bank Building

Packers National Bank, seen across the corner of 24th and O Streets

Packer's National Bank Building is located at 4939 South 24th Street in the South Omaha Main Street Historic District in south Omaha, Nebraska.

Mexicans in Omaha, Nebraska

Mexicans in Omaha are people living in Omaha, Nebraska, United States who have citizenship or ancestral connections to the country Mexico.

Mexicans in Omaha are people living in Omaha, Nebraska, United States who have citizenship or ancestral connections to the country Mexico.

The streets of South Omaha, particularly the South Omaha Main Street Historic District, are packed with religious celebrations throughout the year, including the Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Day of the Dead and many other holidays in the Catholic religious calendar.

Vanous Block, at 4833-35 S. 24th Street

South Omaha City Hall

Vanous Block, at 4833-35 S. 24th Street

The South Omaha City Hall is part of the South Omaha Main Street Historic District located at 5002 South 24th Street in the South Omaha neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska.

The Missouri River and the Interstate Highway System have both been important to transportation in Omaha.

Transportation in Omaha

Transportation in Omaha, Nebraska, includes most major modes, such as pedestrian, bicycle, automobile, bus, train and airplane.

Transportation in Omaha, Nebraska, includes most major modes, such as pedestrian, bicycle, automobile, bus, train and airplane.

The Missouri River and the Interstate Highway System have both been important to transportation in Omaha.
A period Union Pacific poster advertising their route from Omaha.
George Francis Train, Omaha promoter and land owner.
Horace William Shaler Cleveland, designer of Omaha's boulevard system.
Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge toll booth in November, 1938.
Official Lincoln Highway marker.
The Woolworth's Store in Downtown Omaha in 1938.
Early planned routes for Omaha's Interstate highways.
The South Omaha Veterans Memorial Bridge from the Nebraska side.
Eppley Airfield terminal in Omaha.
One of the Trails in Omaha, located at the Chalco Hills Recreation Area.
The River City Star.
Fishermen on the Missouri River facing the Union Pacific Bridge.
Union Pacific Bridge about 1909.
Coal train crossing the Union Pacific Bridge with the Loess Hills in background.
Mormon Bridge from Omaha going into Iowa. The original bridge is the east bound bridge on the right.
The main entrance to Omaha's Burlington Station.
"Dedicated by the railways of Omaha the service, comfort and convenience of the people," etched in stone above an entrance to the Union Station in Omaha.
"No other improvement... can equal in utility the railroad," etched in stone above another doorway.
Interior of the Union Station in Omaha.
The Union Pacific Center in Downtown Omaha.

Major north-south thoroughfares in Omaha include North and South 24th streets, 30th street, Saddle Creek Road, and 72nd, 84th, 90th, and 120th streets.

The eastern façade of the Latenser-designed Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

John Latenser Sr.

American architect whose influential public works in Omaha, Nebraska, numbered in the dozens.

American architect whose influential public works in Omaha, Nebraska, numbered in the dozens.

The eastern façade of the Latenser-designed Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Latenser also designed several buildings in Omaha's historic districts, including the South Omaha Main Street Historic District and the now-demolished Jobbers Canyon Historic District.

Omaha's Spaghetti Works restaurant in the Old Market

Cuisine of Omaha

The cuisine of Omaha reflects the heritage and culture of Omaha, Nebraska.

The cuisine of Omaha reflects the heritage and culture of Omaha, Nebraska.

Omaha's Spaghetti Works restaurant in the Old Market
One half of a Reuben sandwich
A griddle-cooked T-bone steak at Gorat's
Cascio's Steakhouse at 1620 South 10th Street in Little Italy
Anthony's Steakhouse at 7220 F Street in South Omaha

South 24th Street contains a multitude of Mexican restaurants, and North Omaha has its own barbecue style; the city also has a barbecue society.

Omaha, Nebraska

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

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

Dodge Street was important early in the city's early commercial history; North 24th Street and South 24th Street also developed independently as business districts.

Downtown-lime, East-peach, Midtown-blue-gray, North-red, South-pink, West-lavender

Neighborhoods of Omaha, Nebraska

The neighborhoods of Omaha are a diverse collection of community areas and specific enclaves.

The neighborhoods of Omaha are a diverse collection of community areas and specific enclaves.

Downtown-lime, East-peach, Midtown-blue-gray, North-red, South-pink, West-lavender

South 24th Street, Sheelytown, Little Bohemia, Little Italy, Brown Park, Dog Hollow, and Little Poland are all located throughout South Omaha.

Minnesota potluck

Cuisine of the Midwestern United States

Regional cuisine of the American Midwest.

Regional cuisine of the American Midwest.

Minnesota potluck
Seen highlighted in red, the region known as the Midwestern United States, as currently defined by the U.S. Census Bureau
Chicago-style deep dish pizza
Schmidt's Sausage Haus in German Village, Columbus, Ohio
Competing, neighboring Coney Island hot dog restaurants in Detroit
Detroit-style pizza
A Coney Island hot dog
A Reuben sandwich is a hot sandwich of corned beef or pastrami, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, with Russian or Thousand Island dressing on rye bread
Pork steaks cooking
The Horseshoe sandwich originates from Springfield, Illinois
A Tater Tot hotdish at the Saint Paul, Minnesota, Winter Carnival
Buckeye candy
Four-way Cincinnati chili
Pork packing in Cincinnati 1873
Taste of Cincinnati 2009

Central European and Southern influences can be seen in the local popularity of carp and South 24th Street contains a multitude of Mexican restaurants.