Midtown Omaha Office
About Midtown Omaha, Nebraska
Midtown Omaha is a community area just west of Downtown. It is a culturally and economically important part of the city, as it is home to many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as several national corporations and research centers.
Midtown is home to St. Cecilia Cathedral, designed by architect Thomas Rogers Kimball and constructed from 1905 to 1959. It is the ninth-largest cathedral in the US. Visitors can take tours, attend mass, or attend events (including the winter Flower Festival) free of charge. The Cathedral Cultural Center helps to plan and carry out events in the arts, making use of the cathedral when it is not being used for mass.
You can also visit the First Unitarian Church of Omaha in Midtown. The Reverend Newton M. Mann, who came to serve the church in 1889, was the first minister in the United States to promote the theory of evolution. The current structure was built by Omaha-native architects John and Alan McDonald in 1918. William Howard Taft, who was president of the Unitarian Church Conference in Canada and the US, presided over the cornerstone-laying ceremony in 1917.
Field Club, a historic neighborhood in Midtown, is home to the Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens, as well as many beautiful late-19th-century homes.