South Omaha History

South Omaha is filled with vibrant history that can still be seen and felt today.

In the late 1800s this area became a meat packing hub, and people from around the world flocked to the area to work. The growth of this area was so miraculous South Omaha became known as the ‘Magic City'. Because of the influx of so many people, South Omaha was, and continues to be, culturally diverse. Home to a variety of ethnic cultures including Polish, Czech, German and Mexican, you can feel their influences in the architecture, art, food and customs.

Historic South 24th Street is a nationally recognized architectural commercial district, created almost entirely in the 1890-1910 period of the American Industrial Revolution.