South 10th Street

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South 10th Street
North end

Cuming Street

41°16′06″N 95°55′48″W / 41.26833°N 95.93000°W / 41.26833; -95.93000
South end

Hugo Street

41°13′13″N 95°55′46″W / 41.22028°N 95.92944°W / 41.22028; -95.92944

South 10th Street is a two-way street that runs south-north from Downtown into South Omaha, Nebraska. Beginning at Cuming Street near Ameritrade Park, the street passes Gene Leahy Mall and borders the ConAgra Campus and the Old Market. Its southern reaches are widely regarded as the heart of Little Italy, and further south it was the center of the Old Gold Coast neighborhood. There were several other historically ethnic communities, as well.[1]

Background[edit]

Angie's Restaurant
Cascio's Restaurant

Italian immigrants settled in the neighborhood in the late 1800s, quickly earning the nickname "Little Italy". Today it is home to Latinos, Eastern Europeans and others. However, there are still several Italian restaurants and bakeries along the strip, including the notable Cascio's Steak House and Angie's Restaurant. Angie's Restaurant closed in 2007, and was replaced by Lucky's Lounge, which promptly closed also.

South 10th Street and the area around it have been a business corridor for many years. Located within downtown, the eastern border of the Old Market is South 10th. Further south, Lauritzen Gardens is bordered by the street, as well. The Sons of Italy Hall at 1238 South 10th Street is a longstanding cultural institution, and the Durham Western Heritage Museum and the Henry Doorly Zoo are equally significant.[2] The Bancroft Street Farmers Market is also located along South 10th.[3]

Historical places[edit]

The Joel N. Cornish House, an Omaha Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located at 1404 South 10th Street. Other NRHP listings along South 10th include Burlington Station, Hospe Music Warehouse, Union Station, Dietz Memorial United Methodist Church, the Neble House, St. Matthias' Episcopal Church and St. Philomena's Cathedral and Rectory. The Parlin, Orendorff and Martin Plow Company Building, part of the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District, is on South 10th, as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts-Gudeman, K. (September 23, 2004) "South 10th Street is a breeze", Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 9/1/08.
  2. ^ Bahney, Anna. "Journeys; 36 Hours - Omaha", The New York Times. October 24, 2003. Retrieved 10/12/08.
  3. ^ "Farmers Market Brings New Life to South 10th Street", Omaha By Design. Retrieved 10/12/08.

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