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Property Name Olson's Market
Reference Number 13000276
State Nebraska
County Douglas
Town Omaha
Street Address 6115 Maple Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/3/2013
Areas of Significance COMMERCE
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000276.pdf
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Olsons Market is locally significant under Criterion A as a family-owned neighborhood meat market in Omaha, Nebraska. The building is located at 6115 Maple Street in the northwest Omaha suburb of Benson. Constructed in 1917, it was home to a 64-year old family business that served the city during a period of great change in the retail meat industry. Around the turn of the twentieth century, neighborhood meat markets were common throughout the country and a staple of daily life. Later, as mass production changed the industry and more and more suburban grocery stores began to incorporate a meat counter into their business models, the iconic neighborhood meat market dwindled. Olsons Market prospered throughout these phases of industry change.

 

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