Jobber’s Canyon: Omaha’s Lost History
801 S 10th St
This exhibition was developed by Durham Museum intern and University of Nebraska at Omaha undergraduate, Adam Barritt.
Omaha’s “Jobbers Canyon” was a recognized historic district placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. It was demolished in 1988-89 to clear land for the building of the Conagra Brand’s headquarters and is to date one of the largest “lost” historic districts in United States’ history. The Nash Block Building is the last remaining structure from this iconic part of Omaha’s history.
This local focus exhibition uses images from the museum’s Photo Archive to resurrect nine of the businesses and buildings that made this area of Omaha so unique.
Photo: Jobber’s Canyon Street View | April 1929 | The Bostwick-Frohardt /KM3TV Collection
The Durham Museum Photo Archive | BF61-149