At this time, We are are not offering Neighborhood walking tours. See below for more information.
The time came for us to bid a fond farewell, and send a debt gratitude, to Vince Furlong. Vince was the founder of Omaha Urban Neighborhoods, one of the three preservation-related groups that were the foundation of REO. As a volunteer, Vince led our tours for six years! He is now easing into retirement so we will no longer see him guiding visitors along the North 24th Street, South 24th Street, and Vinton Street sidewalks.
THE DEUCE (North 24th Street)
Jewish settlers began to populate the area in the 1890’s, calling the stretch between Cuming and Lake the “Miracle Mile.” For African Americans who called North Omaha home in the early 20th century, it was known as the “Street of Dreams.” 24th and Lake emerged as a bustling district of theatres, restaurants, retail shops and music clubs like the Dreamland Ballroom. You can explore the rich history of this street and experience the revitalization happening today by contacting North Omaha Legacy Tours. Click Here.
LA VEINTICUATRO (South 24th Street)
The village of South Omaha, incorporated in 1886, grew to 8,000 residents by 1890. Originally settled by German, Irish and Scandanavian immigrants, the turn of the century saw Poles, Czechs and other eastern European families flood the area seeking jobs. Once known as the “Magic City,” South Omaha was heavily influenced by the formation of the Union Stockyards Company and the meat processing industry. The section of S. 24th Street between M and O was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
PUBLIC TOUR: VINTON STREET
The Vinton Street Historic District, registered as a National Historic Place, is made up of 17 buildings constructed between 1890 and 1923. The street grid pattern that meets the diagonal Vinton creates irregular lots and skewed building fronts. Visit and explore vintage shops, restaurants and a growing number of art galleries.