The Blackstone Hotel, currently known as the Blackstone Center, is the heart of the Blackstone district.
In its heyday, it was the premier hotel between Chicago and San Francisco.
The Reuben sandwich is said to have been invented in 1925 on a menu in one of the Blackstone's restaurants. Butter brickle ice cream was also devised at the Blackstone. Not many care about the latter... Sorry, butter brickle.
Today the Blackstone is poised to be resurrected to its original use under a $75 million plan by two Omaha developers.
Celebrate Omaha's bygone age with an incredibly soft, perfect cut t-shirt.