Culture Bus proposal

An idea that emerged from the Historic South 10th Street planning group was the introduction of a culture bus that would operate on the weekends.

Pedestrians on South 10th Street

Over the 2021 Memorial Day weekend, management at Bancroft Street Market had an opportunity to observe pedestrians on South 10th Street in Omaha. They were walking to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. Many of them were pushing strollers, and accompanying small children. Unfortunately, at some spots on their walk from Bancroft Street south to the … [Read more…]

Inspecting fleece for Fiber Festival

In preparation for the Fiber Festival at Bancroft Street Market on August 7th and 8th, 2021. Bill from Bancroft Street Market has been out inspecting the fleece of various breeds of sheep in Nebraska and Iowa. The fleece will be available for sale at the festival.

Streetlights on Bancroft Street

In March 2021, Omaha Public Power District installed black iron ornamental streetlights with acorn fixtures on Bancroft Street in Omaha from 13th Street to 1st Street. The streetlights illuminate the street as well as the sidewalk. This is a significant step in developing the street aesthetic connecting historic parts of Omaha near the Missouri River. … [Read more…]

Tenth Street Walking and Bicycling

For a fun weekend walk or bicycle adventure you should try walking or bicycling from Omaha’s Old Market to the Henry Doorly Zoo on South 10th Street.  The round trip is 4 1/2 miles, so you will meet your 10,000 steps a day goal.  There are sidewalks for the entire route. The zoo is closed … [Read more…]