Historic Neighborhood Tour 2019

Bensonhurst

October 12 & 13 

2018 Tour recap

Bemis Park Neighborhood 

This tour included homes in the Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District. It circled through this historic Omaha neighborhood, where ten beautiful homes awaited visitors and welcomed them inside. The tour was walk-able and bike-able and a shuttle also traveled the route and stoped at several places. The walk was mildly hilly and the homes were not handicap accessible. 

The tour started at Augustana Lutheran Church,  3647 Lafayette Avenue. You could pick up reserved tickets or purchase tickets at this location. Free parking lots were located to the north and east. Bike Valet was provided courtesy of Mode Shift Omaha

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History of Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District

Year Built: 1889-1922
Architects: Various, including Fowler & Beindorff, Dietrick, Guth, and Henninger
Designated Omaha Landmark Heritage District: 12/20/1983

The Bemis Park Landmark Heritage District is notable for its mix of late nineteenth and early twentieth century structures and its curvilinear, tree-lined streets. The uniquely platted area was the first subdivision in Omaha to be laid out with respect to the topography rather than the more typical grid pattern common to frontier cities of the time. The architecture of the district is quite varied and includes good examples oQueen AnneArts and Crafts, and Neo-Classical style buildings as well as vernacular structures. The district includes a park donated to the city by the subdivision’s developer George Bemis and designed as a part of the then developing Omaha parks and boulevard system.

Each fall, Restoration Exchange Omaha organizes and hosts a neighborhood tour that highlights the diversity of Omaha’s architectural styles. The tours are also an opportunity to educate the public about the importance of preserving, rehabilitating and reimagining the buildings that make the city’s neighborhoods special.

2018 Gallery of Homes

2017 FALL TOUR: WYMAN HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD

9627 N. 30th Street—a Tudor Revival home constructed in 1933.

Wyman Heights Neighborhood Tour Brochure

2016 FALL TOUR: AKSARBEN NEIGHBORHOOD

5848 Hickory Street in the historic Aksarben neighborhood.

Aksarben Neighborhood Tour Brochure

2015 FALL TOUR: HANSCOM PARK NEIGHBORHOOD

3801 Frances St. – 1955 Mid-Century Modern Style.

Hanscom Park Neighborhood Tour Brochure

2014 FALL TOUR: FLORENCE BOULEVARD NEIGHBORHOOD

6129 Florence Boulevard – 1914 Brick, Prairie Style home.

Florence Boulevard Neighborhood Tour Brochure


2011 Fall Tour: Council Bluffs Tour

Council Bluffs Tour Brochure


2010 Fall Tour: Downtown Omaha Tour

Downtown Omaha Tour Brochure


2009 Fall Tour: Benson Tour

Benson Tour Brochure


2008 Fall Tour: Florence — Minne Luse Tour & South Omaha Tour

Florence — Minne Luse Tour Brochure

South Omaha Tour


2006 Fall Tour: Joslyn Castle, Gifford and Bemis Park Tour

Joslyn Castle, Gifford and Bemis Park Tour Tour Brochure


2005 Fall Tour: Midtown Tour

Midtown Tour Brochure

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