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
Abraham Lincoln Dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic and The Women Who Served by Dubuque Memorial and Historical Assn
Lincoln’s Address Delivered at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863.
Fourscore . . . — — Map (db m128961) WM
Jolliet and Marquette, journeying on the Father of Waters, passed here June 16, 1673. Here in 1690, Nicholas Perrot built his trading post. Here in 1788, at the site of the city, incorporated in 1833, bearing his name, Julien Dubuque founded his . . . — — Map (db m202829) HM WM
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
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
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
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is the outcome of the first church organized in what is now the State of Iowa.
Reverend Barton Randle was appointed to the Dubuque circuit and mission and preached his first sermon in the Bell tavern on . . . — — Map (db m128952) HM
Dubuque’s first jail stood on this site (1836) and was superseded by this building which has been in continuous use since 1857 as sheriff’s residence and jail.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
Julien Dubuque was born on January 10, 1762 at Trios Rivieres near Quebec, Canada. In 1788, he established a trading post and lead mining smelter at the mouth of Catfish Creek. He was active in fur trading and lead mining with the Mesquakie . . . — — Map (db m133496) HM
Oldest log cabin in Dubuque County.
Occupied by the pioneer settler William Newman.
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
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
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
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
The burned and "dug-out" canoe and the bent and stitched together birch-bark canoe are surely close to the "wheel" as one of the most important inventions of man. Paddling south of the great Mississippi River from the Wisconsin River were the . . . — — Map (db m133495) HM
Mines of Spain Recreation Area
There is evidence of prehistoric Native American cultures, some dating back as many as 8,000 years. Mounds, village sites, rock shelters, trading post sites, and campsites dot the landscape of this region. . . . — — Map (db m133497) HM