Saving Places

Educating Restorers

Raising Awareness

Showcasing Older Neighborhoods

Preserving Landmarks

SAVE 18th & Howard

Another historic downtown building leveled for hasty development. Sound familiar? Recently, the Douglas County Commissioners voted to take, by eminent domain, a four-story, 1920 brick building, the McCaffrey, at 18th and Howard Streets. Their plan includes demolishing this property for a new structure to house a juvenile justice facility. The current owner is a preservationist dedicated to saving the building and converting the empty space into loft apartments. There are other options.

Download this flyer to learn the facts.  Info & Action Flyer – The McCaffrey Building

What others are saying

“What a great Restore Omaha Conference! I made so many good contacts, and the enthusiasm by all really lifts my spirits. There are so many good folks out there doing such good work. Thanks to you and the entire REO family.”

Bob Puschendorf, Associate Director/Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Nebraska State Historical Society


What others are saying

“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful work you did putting on the Restore Omaha Conference last weekend! I especially appreciated the opportunity to share the restoration work I am doing on the Mercer Park house. Thank you for giving people like me a platform to share our projects and restoration accomplishments. I am so thankful that an organization like Restoration Exchange Omaha exists in our community!”

Carrie Derrick

What others are saying

“Since attending the first ever Restore Omaha Conference in 2005, I was hooked. This group’s passion for educating our community on its built environment and history is simply invigorating!”

Nicole Malone, Associate AIA, LEED AP

What others are saying

“REO is not just the historic homes or commercial buildings. It’s the pride, the neighborhood, the history, the revitalizations and the strong sense of community awareness that evolves from our group’s efforts. It is in the goodness of our nature to preserve that which enriches our community, and it is in our tenacity which achieves positive results.”

Larry Jacobsen
Past President, REO
REO Advocacy Committee Member

What others are saying

“We are pleased to welcome Restoration Exchange Omaha to the National Trust’s Partners Network. Since organizing in July of 2013, this group has become Nebraska’s premiere private, nonprofit preservation organization. It is an effective, dynamic and positive voice for historic preservation in the city…”

Michael J. Smith, Director/CEO
State Historic Preservation Officer
Nebraska State Historical Society