Each survey area conducted contains over thousands of properties and most of the properties surveyed to date have consisted of late nineteenth and early twentieth century residential, commercial and institutional resources. Later Reconnaissance areas have included mid-century modern resources.
Map of Survey Areas to date:
The reconnaissance-level-surveys have been conducted in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation and Standards for Identification and Evaluation and the NeHBS survey standards. In addition to the administrative project responsibilities completed by the City of Omaha, NeHBS projects are directed by the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office (NeSHPO) with cooperation of the Nebraska State Historic Society (NSHS). The NeHBS is funded in part with the assistance of a federal grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
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 character 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.
Reconnaissance Survey PDF Archives:
1_2002_Selected Neighborhoods in Omaha (Benson)
2_2003_Selected Neighborhoods in Central Omaha
3_2004_Dundee and Twin Ridge Morton Meadows Neighborhoods
4_2005_Portions of South Omaha
5_2006_Portions of South Central Omaha
6_2007_Portions of North Omaha
7_2008_Portions of North Central Omaha
8_2008_Community of Elkhorn
9_2008_Portions of South Omaha
10_2009_Selected Neighborhoods in West Central Omaha
11_2009_Selected Neighborhoods in Central and South Omaha
13_2010_Selected Mid-Century Modern Neighborhoods
14_2011_Downtown and Columbus Park
15_2011_Hanscom Park Neighborhood
16_2011_Elmwood Park Neighborhood
18_2016_North Omaha Update
A_1980_Comprehensive Program for Historic Preservation in Omaha
B_1984_Patterns on the Landscape (North Omaha)
C_1980_An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings