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Architecture Days

MAY 6–11, 2024

Presented by

Dubuque Main Street Logo

Building on the premise that architecture is a form of art, Dubuque Main Street annually celebrates the rich architectural landscape of downtown Dubuque.

 

The vast diversity of architectural styles found in our historic, treasured structures adds to this rich intermingling of artistry and architectural design.

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 Free Admittance
to ALL events

Reservations are highly recommended and appreciated.

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563-588-4400

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Tours, awards, scavengers hunts, movies and more!
Take a look at all the activities you can do.

LOOK AT 

NOON EVENTS

LOOK AT

OTHER EVENTS

Noon Events

*Due to the age of these properties, most are not accessible except by staircases*

Monday May 6

Starts at 1201 Locust St., Dubuque

Take a look at

LOCUST STREET*

Starting with a look at 1201 Locust St., this former church transitioned into St. Mark Youth Enrichment and will soon become home to Bluff Strokes Art Center.

It was built in 1910 and closed in 1988 when it became St. Mark Community Center.

A pre-renovation view of the property built in 1870 at 1243 Locust St. sets the stage for its future renovation unveiling.

This property poses some interesting preservation and architectural challenges.

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Wednesday, May 8

Meet at 210 Jones St., Door B, Dubuque

The Intriguing

INNOVTION LAB

Exterior renovations started 2017 on the vacant building at 210 Jones Street and culminated in the new home for The Innovation Lab and the Creative Adventure Lab. With more than 20,000 sq. ft., you’ll discover the unique spaces and uses of this former warehouse built around 1900. From the shared desk/workspaces to the separated business suites to the gathering spaces and inspiring atmosphere, the tour will cover it all.

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Tuesday, May 7

Starts at 250 E. 8th St., Dubuque

Meander in the
MILLWORK DISTRICT*

The tour starts at the former Farley & Loetscher Manu. Company’s “Lumber Shed,” which at one time was the largest millwork producer in the world. The next stop is at 890 Jackson St. to see the rehabbed property that was built in 1906 and is now occupied by Delta 3 Engineering. The tour ends at Rouse, Dean & Co.(pictured above), which was one of the major participants in Dubuque's boat building industry and was an iron foundry and machine shop established in March 1852.

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Thursday, May 9

Starts at 951 White St., Dubuque

Whats Happening on

WHITE STREET?

This tour starts at Hairberdashery Salon and Spa at 951 White Street in this 1890s property. Purchased in 2006, the home has been transformed into a modern salon while preserving the metal ceilings, wood floors, staircase, trim work, and built-in aesthetics. At 902 White Street, the property has been home to several residents and business venture. Now it’s two completely renovated residential units that tell the story of what hard-work and pride means to the current owner.

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Other Events

People watching a work of art

Gathering time:  6 p.m

Presentation: 6:30 p.m

at 7 Hills Event Center |

1098 Jackson St., Dubuque

DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF THE DUBUQUEMUSEUM OF ART

Meet the architects and learn about this exciting project that promises
to invigorate the arts, culture, and entertainment scene in downtown
Dubuque. It will include a review of the current concept design and
anticipated timeline. From the spaces envisioned to images of what they
might eventually be to the connection to Washington Park, this event will
inform you about the project as it stands today and hopefully inspire you
to want to learn more as the project continues to advance.

Tuesday, May 7

DUBUQUE HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS

Discover this year‘s award winning projects and restorations at the City
of Dubuque and Dubuque County Historic Preservation Commission
annual award ceremony.

Wednesday, May 8

PreservationAwards

Gathering time: 6 p.m

 Presentation: 6:30 p.m
at Lacy Mansion |

1640 Main St., Dubuque

LowerMain

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Starts at Flat Iron Park, 43 Main St., Dubuque

WALKING TOUR: LOWER MAIN STREET

Lower Main Street has seen many changes over the last 20 years. See how this previously industrial area has become a center for residences, recreation, and education. Guided by Bill Doyle (Heritage Works) and Jason Neises (Dubuque County Historic Preservation Commission). Tour held rain or shine unless severe weather conditions arise.

Saturday, May 11

All Week

Contact Us

Danielle Jacobs

Dubuque Main Street Executive Director O: 563.588.4400 | C: 563.451.2695 www.dubuquemainstreet.org djacobs@dubuquemainstreet.org 

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