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Dubuque County Iowa Historical Markers

 
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By Robert L Weber, May 21, 2011
From inside, looking down.
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — "Fourth Street Elevator"
Built in 1882 by J.K. Graves for his own convenience; and rebuilt after a fire in 1884. It was then opened as public transport. Originally operated by steam, then by electricity in 1893, the elevator was incorporated as the Fenelon Place . . . — Map (db m43133) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Dubuque Shot Tower
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 . . . — Map (db m43129) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Five Flags Theater(Majestic Theater)
4th and Main Streets has hosted public entertainment since the 1840’s. Designed by America’s premier theater architects, CW and George Rapp, the Majestic is a Renaissance Revival style with French and Italian influences. The original structure, the . . . — Map (db m126600) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Historic Dubuque
Historic Dubuque -- the Key City of Iowa -- formed a part of what became French Louisiana when Joliet and Marquette paddled by in 1673. Perrot taught the Miami Indians how to mine lead here in 1690. France ceded Louisiana west of the Mississippi . . . — Map (db m43634) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — John Francis Rague
Dubuque’s first jail stood on this site (1836) and was superseded by this building which has been in continuous use since 1857 as sheriff’s residence and jail. Its design is the finest example of Egyptian architecture to survive the classical . . . — Map (db m126598) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Julien Dubuque
Miner of Mines of Spain Founder of our City Died March 24, 1810 — Map (db m43130) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Louis Arriandeaux Log House
Oldest log cabin in Dubuque County. About 1827. Occupied by the pioneer settler William Newman. 1834. Brought to this site and restored through the efforts of Frederick E. Bissell, Sr. Aided by interested citizens and members of the . . . — Map (db m43131) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Methodist Chapel
On this site a Methodist Chapel was constructed in 1834. As the first church in Iowa, it served not only as a place of worship but as a community center in an early spirit of civic concern, ecumenism and racial integration. At various times . . . — Map (db m22957) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Old Dubuque County JailOld Jail Museum (1857)
Old Dubuque County Jail was built in 1857 by architect John Francis Rague. The Old Jail is one of only three surviving Egyptian Revival buildings in the entire United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also an . . . — Map (db m126597) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Shot Tower
The Shot Tower was constructed in 1856 to manufacture lead shot ammunition. Molten lead was poured from the top of the tower and passed through a series of sieves to form the shot into its proper size. The shot then landed in a tank of cold water . . . — Map (db m43645) HM

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