Remembering Thick Chu Huey

Remembering Thick Chu Huey

Thick Chu Huey was born 84 years ago near Canton, China. At sixteen, he immigrated to Omaha, where he attended Technical High School and worked at the Edward Café, his father’s Chinese restaurant and the King Fong Café owned by relatives. When Chin Ah Gin, the...
National Register Nominations

National Register Nominations

Does your building or neighborhood belong on the National Register of Historic Places? Restoration Exchange Omaha has successfully written National Register and Local Landmark nominations for many buildings and neighborhoods in Omaha. By conducting extensive research,...
18th & Howard Update

18th & Howard Update

On November 13th Douglas County District Judge Peter Batallion upheld the temporary retraining order that prevents the county from taking 420 S. 18th St. from owner Bob Perrin for the purpose of demolishing it to make way for a Juvenile Justice Center and Courthouse...
Letter from the President

Letter from the President

You may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet around REO lately (our tremendous Fall Tour notwithstanding, click here for photos). This is not because we haven’t been hard at work. We have! We have been busy behind the scenes preparing the organization for...
Remembering Cindy Tooker

Remembering Cindy Tooker

By Nicole Malone Cynthia Sue Tooker, AIA, passed away suddenly on October 28, 2018.  This Tribute is to Cindy’s life and dedication to the Omaha Preservation Community, she will be greatly missed. Cindy was born on August 18, 1955 in Genoa, Nebraska.  Her family soon...

In The News

Welcome to In The News, a place where Restoration Exchange can share the headlines related to restoration and preservation progress in the metro. Below, read Tim Rohwer’s article in The Daily Nonpareil about the historic Farnsworth House moving closer to...