NRHP: Olson's Market

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Olson's Market

Olson's Market

NRHP Reference #: 13000276

NRHP Listing Date: 20130903


6115 Maple St, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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Olson's Market is located in the heart of downtown Benson, Nebraska, a historic neighborhood nine miles northwest of Omaha's Central Business District. 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. Olson's Market prospered throughout these phases of industry change.

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