National Register Listings in
Douglas County, Nebraska

10th and Pierce Car Barn Ackerhurst-Eipperhurst Dairy Barn Allas Apartments Anderson Building, The Anheuser-Busch Beer Depot Apartments at 2514 North 16th Street Aquila Court Building Astro Theater Bank of Florence Barker Building Beebe and Runyan Furniture Showroom and Warehouse Bemis Omaha Bag Company Building Bennington State Bank Benson Commercial Historic District Blackstone Hotel Bradford-Pettis House Brandeis, J. L., and Sons Store Building Brandeis-Millard House Broomfield Rowhouse Burlington Headquarters Building Burlington Station Capitol Garage Center School Chiodo Apartments City National Bank Building and Creighton Orpheum Theater Columbian School Cornish, Joel N., House Country Club Historic District Crook, Gen. George, House Danish Brotherhood in America National Headquarters Building Disbrow, M.A., and Company Buildings Douglas County Courthouse Drake Court Apartments and the Dartmore Apartments Historic District Drake Court Historic District (Boundary Increase and Decrease) Druid Hall Drummond Motor Company Dundee-Happy Hollow Historic District Eggerss-O'Flyng Building Fairacres Historic District Farm Credit Building Farnam Building Father Flanagan's Boys' Home Father Flanagan's House Federal Office Building Field Club Historic District Firestone Tire and Rubber Building First National Bank Building First Unitarian Church of Omaha Flatiron Hotel Ford Hospital Fort Omaha Historic District Franklin School Gallagher Building Garneau-Kilpatrick House Georgia Row House Gold Coast Historic District Gross, J.A., Commercial Building Hanscom Apartments Havens-Page House Hill Hotel Holy Family Church Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Hope Lutheran Church Hospe, Anton, Music Warehouse Howard Street Apartment District Hupmobile Building Immaculate Conception Church and School Immanuel Deaconess Institute Nurses' Home and School for Nursing Jewell Building Joslyn, George A., Mansion Keeline Building Kelly, George H., House Kennedy Building Kimball, Mary Rogers, House Kirschbraun and Sons Creamery, Inc. Leone, Florentine, and Carpathia Apartment Buildings Lincoln Highway Lincoln Highway-Omaha to Elkhorn Little Bohemia Livestock Exchange Building Logan, The Malcolm X House Site Margaret, The Mason School McLaughlin, Charles D., House Melrose, The Memmen Apartments Mercer, Dr. Samuel D., House Meyer and Raapke Military Road Segment Minne Lusa Residential Historic District Moses, G.C., Block Moyer Row Houses Nash Block National Indemnity Company Headquarters Nebraska Buick Auto Company Nebraska School for the Deaf Neef, Henry B., House Nicholas Street Historic District Normandie Apartments North 24th and Lake Streets Historic District North Presbyterian Church Northern Natural Gas Building Northwestern Bell Telephone Company Regional Headquarters Notre Dame Academy and Convent Nottingham Apartments, The Oft-Gordon House Old Market Historic District Old People's Home Olson's Market Omaha Auto Row Historic District Omaha Bolt, Nut and Screw Building Omaha Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant Omaha High School Omaha National Bank Building Omaha Park and Boulevard System Omaha Power Plant Building Omaha Public Library Omaha Quartermaster Depot Historic District Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District Omaha Star, The Omaha Union Station On Leong Tong House Orchard Hill Commercial Historic District Ottawa Block, The Packer's National Bank Building Park Avenue Apartment District Park School Peerless Motor Company Penke, Carl, Farm Polish Home, The Poppleton Block Porter-Thomsen House Prague Hotel Reagan, John E., House Redick Tower Robinson, J. C., House Robinson, Lizzie, House Rose Realty-Securities Building Rosewater School Sacred Heart Catholic Church Complex Saddle Creek Underpass Saint Joseph Parish Complex Sanford Hotel Saunders School Scott-Omaha Tent and Awning Company Scottish Rite Cathedral Selby Apartments Selma Terrace Shafer, M.F., and Co. Building Simon Brothers Company South Omaha Main Street Historic District Specht, Christian, Building St. Cecilia's Cathedral St. John's A.M.E. Church St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church St. Matthias' Episcopal Church St. Philomena's Cathedral and Rectory St. Richard's Catholic School and Rectory Stabrie Grocery Standard Oil Building Steiner Rowhouse No. 1 Steiner Rowhouse No. 2 Storz, Gottlieb, House Strehlow Terrace Swartz Printing Company Building Swoboda Bakery Terrace Court The Berkeley Apartments The Sherman Thiessen, H., Pickle Company Traver Brothers Row Houses Trinity Cathedral Turner Court Apartments Twin Towers U.S.S. HAZARD and U.S.S. MARLIN Undine Apartments Union Passenger Terminal USS HAZARD (AM-240) National Historic Landmark Vinton School Vinton Street Commercial Historic District Weber Mill Webster Telephone Exchange Building West Lawn Mausoleum Wohlner's Neighborhood Grocery Zabriskie, Edgar, House
Nebraska is the birthplace of several famous individuals, including billionaire investor Warren Buffett, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and author Willa Cather.
Douglas County, Nebraska, located in the Midwestern United States, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. The region was initially populated by Native American tribes, including the Omaha, Pawnee, and Otoe peoples, who farmed the land and established settlements along the Missouri River. European explorers, such as French trader Pierre Lacl├Ęde and Spanish explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, visited the area in the 18th century.

The first permanent European settlement in the area was established in 1854 by a group of Mormons who created the town of Omaha. The town quickly grew as a result of the California Gold Rush, as many pioneers passed through the region on their way westward. In 1854, Douglas County was officially organized and named after Stephen A. Douglas, a prominent U.S. senator.

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw significant development and growth in Douglas County. Railroads played a major role in the county's expansion, linking Omaha to other parts of the country and facilitating trade and commerce. In 1898, the Trans-Mississippi Exposition was held in Omaha, attracting millions of visitors and showcasing the region's progress.

Despite its growth and prosperity, Douglas County also faced challenges. In the early 20th century, racial tensions emerged, leading to racial violence and segregation. Additionally, the Great Depression of the 1930s had a significant impact on the county, prompting the government to implement various New Deal programs to provide relief and stimulate economic recovery.

Today, Douglas County continues to be a vibrant and diverse community, serving as the economic and cultural center of Nebraska. With its rich history and commitment to progress, the county remains an important part of the region's heritage.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Douglas County, Nebraska.

  • 1854: Douglas County, NE is established as a county within the Nebraska Territory.
  • 1867: Nebraska becomes a state, and Douglas County remains a county within the state.
  • 1874: The city of Omaha, located in Douglas County, becomes the state's capital.
  • 1917: The city of Omaha annexes South Omaha, expanding the city's boundaries.
  • 1930s: The Great Depression impacts Douglas County, leading to economic challenges for the area.
  • 1960s: Civil rights movements take place, including protests and demonstrations, within Douglas County.
  • 1975: The Omaha Public School District implements court-ordered desegregation after a landmark Supreme Court case.
  • 2007: The Omaha Performing Arts center, commonly known as the Holland Performing Arts Center, opens in downtown Omaha.
  • 2016: The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Douglas County becomes a designated Ebola treatment center.