Old Omaha: The Trendy Hotspot of 100 Years Ago

Gold Coast DisrtrictFrom roughly 1900 to 1920, the trendy hotspot in Omaha was an area generally bounded on the north by Cuming Street, on the south by Jones Street, on the east by 36th Street and on the west by 40th Street. These 30 square blocks contain some of the most elegant homes ever built in the Old West city. Here are just three examples. A walking tour through the district is a jaw-dropping spectacle — block after block of the most opulent brick and stone single-family homes you will see anywhere in the world. For sheer excess and conspicuous consumption, the late 20th and early 21st Centuries do not hold a candle to what was going on 100 years ago in this little Omaha neighborhood.