August 4 & 5, 2014
Downtown Dubuque is a study of 19th century architecture with most of the beautiful buildings still in use. We will explore some of Dubuque’s landmarks that were quite interesting to see.
The Hancock House Bed and Breakfast, a Queen Anne-style home.
The Courthouse and Old Jail, the first in Dubuque, now a museum.
The beautiful Town Clock in Town Clock Plaza, restored in 1971.
The red Grand Opera House, providing entertainment for the Dubuque area since 1890.
Cable Car Square has many places to shop or relax with a cup of coffee. The Fenelon Place Elevator is also located here in this part of downtown.
We saw this building just before leaving town, the former H & W Brewery. It is an impressive building not in use at this time. Hopefully, someone will step in and restore it.
We had a great tour of historic Dubuque and know there is more yet to discover in the future.