Omaha's Old Market

By Jason Leach
Published June 12, 2007

Check out these pics of Omaha, Nebraska's Old Market.

Old Market, Omaha Nebraska (Image Credit: Skyscraperpage)
Old Market, Omaha Nebraska (Image Credit: Skyscraperpage)

Imagine if we calmed traffic on York and Cannon and developed an urban district with this type of feel. Vine Street, McNab, James, John, etc. - the east/west corridor along York/Wilson and Cannon has some great old buildings and former homes.

Unfortunately it is a freeway through this stretch. Strange how businesses don't just pop up and thrive on our downtown mega-highways.

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By Some kid (anonymous) | Posted July 31, 2009 at 19:09:46

It seems as if urban restoration is a common sight these days. Im not sure if Omaha ever had a city sprawl problem though, like Kansas City does, although people are moving back. Nice looking market place. I like how they never pulled up the brick streets there for asphault.

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