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Two Commercial Blocks

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c. 1880, 1885. Southeast corner of Central and 9th streets

These two buildings that housed stores and offices still manage to convey a sense of what was the nineteenth-century streetscape in this section of the downtown. On the second floor of each structure, above the cast-iron and glass storefronts, are rows of arched windows. The southern building is Richardsonian Romanesque, while the northern building has a mild Italianate flavor.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Two Commercial Blocks", [Dubuque, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 82-82.

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