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Dubuque Shot Tower

 
 
Dubuque Shot Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 20, 2011
1. Dubuque Shot Tower Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1856. Used for making lead shot and bullets. In use commercially for three years. Later used as a watchtower by a lumber company to guard against fire. The interior woodwork and the top were destroyed by fire in 1911. Restored in 1961 by citizens of Dubuque.
 
Erected 1963 by Dubuque Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 42° 30.006′ N, 90° 39.24′ W. Marker is in Dubuque, Iowa, in Dubuque County. Marker is on East Commercial Street, 0.3 miles east of East 7th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dubuque IA 52001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shot Tower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Dubuque County Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Francis Rague (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Tim Fanning's Log Tavern
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Five Flags Theater (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grand Opera House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Methodist Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); East Dubuque Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away in Illinois). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dubuque.
 
Also see . . .  Shot Tower. Encyclopedia Dubuque (Submitted on June 21, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Shot Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 20, 2011
2. Shot Tower
Shot Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 20, 2011
3. Shot Tower
Shot Tower from the West image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 20, 2011
4. Shot Tower from the West
Shot Tower as seen from the River Walk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 20, 2011
5. Shot Tower as seen from the River Walk
Artwork in front of Star Brewery
Shot Tower Info at site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 20, 2011
6. Shot Tower Info at site
Star Brewery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 20, 2011
7. Star Brewery
Located on River Walk next to Shot Tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 5, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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