History

The Field Club neighborhood is a vibrant and thriving historical neighborhood where many people desire to live.  It has had a positive reputation ever since the first house was constructed nearly 125 years ago.  Field Club is a neighborhood located in Midtown Omaha – roughly bounded by Pacific Street, 32nd Avenue, Center St., and 36th Street, the neighborhood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district on November 15, 2000. Field Club is the location of dozens of historically significant homes in the Omaha area, including the Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens.

In its earlier years, the neighborhood was a late 19th century suburb located at the southwest limit of Omaha. It was connected to the city center by the new trolley system which made it a convenient place to live for the well to do of the time.  It was also a highly desirable area as it was plotted between two developed green sites. The first of these green areas, east of the neighborhood, was Hanscom Park, Omaha’s first city park founded in 1872. Hanscom Park was named for early Omaha attorney Andrew Jackson Hanscom, influential in the battle to secure Omaha as the territorial capital. He was a major donor of land that became that park.  The second site, located on the west, was the Omaha Field Club. This was Omaha’s first country club and golf course founded in 1898.  It was because of its close proximity to the Field Club that the neighborhood got its name.

By the turn of the 20th century, many of Omaha’s most noteworthy citizens had homes designed and built in the district by many prominent architects of the time. These beautiful, historic homes have been well preserved over the last 100 plus years.  In November of 2000, the Field Club Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Check out our National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Click Here (18MB).  You can see other National Register Sites in Douglas County here.

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