Sacred Heart Catholic Church Complex
|Location||2218 Binney Street, Omaha, Nebraska|
|Architect||Fisher & Lawrie|
|Architectural style||Gothic revival|
|NRHP reference No.||83001093 |
|Added to NRHP||March 24, 1983|
Located in a historically African American neighborhood today, the church was originally constructed on land donated by Omaha real estate investor and banker Herman Kountze for his housing addition called Kountze Place.  A high-end streetcar suburb, Kountze Place was an all-white enclave for more than 50 years. White flight in the neighborhood began in 1936 with the imposition of Home Owners Loan Corporation funds diverting money from a neighboring African American neighborhood called the Omaha. This mass exodus of parishioners from the surrounding neighborhood left Sacred Heart in a lurch, and the church became an open parish for members across the city. Today, the parish and its elementary school for neighborhood students continue thriving, along with a community outreach program and more.
The building continues serving the parish an has been recognized as an official Omaha Landmark.
- Architecture in North Omaha, Nebraska
- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha
- List of churches in Omaha, Nebraska
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
- (nd) Sacred Heart Church. City of Omaha Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 5/29/07.
- ["A History of the Sacred Heart Parish,"] Adam Fletcher Sasse, NorthOmahaHistory.com. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
- Sacred Heart parish website
- Sacred Heart school website
- "A History of the Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha" by Adam Fletcher Sasse for NorthOmahaHistory.com
- Sacred Heart CUES, The Christian Urban Education Service is the non-profit organization that provides financial support and operational guidance for Sacred Heart School
- Modern photo
- Historic Postcard - Nebraska Memories