Blackstone Hotel outside remodel

Bringing Back the Glory Days

August 23, 2019 · Posted In: Midtown, Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome

Omaha has a bit of Chicago flair and New York taste in one midtown location. That location is built of steel, covered in brick, and features terra cotta details. The Blackstone Hotel was the design […]

Park Avenue Revitalization & Gentrification

March 21, 2018 · Posted In: Midtown, OmahaHome, Places

As revitalization has come to diverse and densely packed Park Avenue, a tale of two neighborhoods has emerged. The north end—near 30th and Leavenworth streets and Midtown Crossing—finds a millennial haven of developer-renovated historic properties […]

Unblemished Beauty

January 22, 2016 · Posted In: Midtown, Neighborhoods, OmahaHome, Publications

In this continuing series of exploring architectural styles, we’ve covered such diverse genres as Jacobethan Revival, Art Deco, and Victorian, but deciding what the heck to call a home has never been much of an […]

Do You Remember?

December 30, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Midtown, Neighborhoods, Publications

It’s hard to believe the Ak-Sar-Ben Race Track and Coliseum has been closed for 20 years (the coliseum closed later, in 2002), as it was long one of Omaha’s iconic locations. Here is a brief […]

Blackstone Royale

October 15, 2015 · Posted In: Midtown, Neighborhoods, OmahaHome, Publications

Rhonda and Wayne Stuberg’s home at 3708 Farnam Street needs little introduction. It’s “that” house, the grand stone home easily visible while driving down Dodge Street to the east towards Midtown Crossing, or to the […]


September 4, 2015 · Posted In: Home, Midtown, Neighborhoods, OmahaHome, Publications

This article appears in the Sept./Oct. 2015 issue of Omaha Magazine. Brandeis-Millard House owner Mark Maser moved to the Blackstone neighborhood more than 25 years ago, drawn to its “old houses and quiet streets.” Recent […]

Gifford Park

April 15, 2015 · Posted In: Midtown, Neighborhoods, OmahaHome, Places, Publications

Originally published in March/April 2015 Omaha Home. Until the relatively recent past, a rapid-fire word association game played on the subject of “Gifford Park” would, for many, elicit the most meager of responses. Sure, blurting […]

The Mary Kimball House

Mula Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria

February 11, 2015 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Midtown, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants, Reviews

Omaha has always had its own unique take on Mexican food. Things like puffy tacos, enchiladas made with flour tortillas, and margaritas made with Rose’s lime juice can be found at just about every Mexican […]

Lisa Tosone