Help Us Save Places That Matter!
Become an Old Building Lover Donor
We win some, like the epic battle to save the Christian Specht building at 1110 Douglas Street. The structure is locally land-marked. And, we lose some, like the effort to save the Clarinda and Page Apartments, a classic representative of Omaha’s early luxury apartment buildings that developed along Omaha’s parks and boulevard system after the turn of the 20th century.
Above is the Dundee Bank in the Blackstone District. The building was most recently McFoster’s Natural Kind Cafe, and originally the White Rose service station, a contributing property of the Gold Coast District nomination for the National Register of Historic Places.
Your donation will truly impact our efforts to preserve the cultural and architectural treasures of our community.
Help us protect Endangered Properties
Recently, the Douglas County Commissioners voted to take, by eminent domain, this four-story, 1920 brick building, the McCaffrey, at 18th & Howard Streets. Their plan included demolishing the property for a new structure to house an expansion of the courthouse and and relocate our juvenile justice facility. Due to the efforts of the owner and Restoration Exchange, a call to action brought this situation into the public eye.
The plan was scuttled and the property is now protected as an Omaha Landmark.
Your donation will truly impact our efforts to save historic and cultural places that matter!
Education Programs & Events
For the Kids – This is Where I Live!
Your donation will help us teach the children of our community about their historical heritage. Our historical tours of urban neighborhoods is a great opportunity for children to learn about their neighborhoods, and the important historical and cultural buildings, places, and spaces all around them. We are creating a program tailored for third-grade students in North and South Omaha.
Historical Neighborhood Tour
Help us promote and present this popular event! This tour opens up the homes in an Omaha’s historic neighborhood each fall and provides the community an opportunity to see, visit, and learn about unique areas of our city.
Restore Nebraska Conference
This day-long conference unites home owners, restoration experts, preservation lovers, government officials, and others in an interactive and educational forum, focused on preserving, restoring and renovating older properties. Your donation helps make this the premier preservation forum in our region!