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HOW CAN I LOCATE A SPECIFIC OLD PICTURE OF A GAS STATION IN LITTLE ITALY?

WAS A PHILLIPS 66 ON 10TH AND PIERCE. JOE NIGRO WAS THE OWNER
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2014  |  19 Views
 
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Everything I wrote below still counts, but on a one in ten billion chance, it's not this photo, is it? Came from the Omaha Sun photo archive at the Durham Museum, which might be a good place to look even if that's not the right photo. 

Thanks for asking! Afraid I won't have too much to offer you, but at least I can suggest a couple places to start. The best bet for finding a photo of the station - the Phillips 66 at 925 Pierce, owned and operated by Joe Nigro in the 60s and 70s, right? - was to have had something printed in the Omaha World-Herald, where we have temporary access to the full run of the paper in the "Historic Newspapers" section of that database. Unfortunately, there were a few burglary reports but no photos of the station. 

You could take a look at some of the historic buildings surveys of South Omaha, but it would take a pretty big stroke of luck to catch the station there, and all of our local history photo collections are from before 1923. 

Honestly I think you're most likely to find what you're after through the Sun archive linked above or some of the neighborhood history associations. The Facebook page "Memories of Little Italy" or the Omaha Italians might connect you to some folks with old photo collections from the neighborhood. 

Happy hunting!

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