WELCOME TO THE CITY OF OMAHA’S LANDMARKS WEBSITE! The Omaha LHPC website is an interactive, public access historic preservation website with a Geographic Information System (GIS) component. This site is intended to allow public access to preservation material for historic buildings including Local Landmark properties and National Register properties located in Douglas County, NE. Explore the tabs above or click on the link below to visit the GIS Map Story.
The Historic Streetcar System Intensive Level Survey identified development patterns that occurred as the streetcar network expanded throughout Omaha between 1868 and 1955. Commercial clusters in these areas are closely associated with walkable, pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods, a goal of many modern urban redevelopment projects. As the neighborhoods in the older sections of Omaha continue to evolve, the underlying pattern of development that many were founded upon may erode, leaving the defining characteristics of many historic areas under direct threat and vulnerable to loss. This study allows planners, preservationists, and residents to better understand what exists in Omaha and how walkable, historic neighborhood commercial centers can be supported in future growth and development.