July 2016 - Heritage Works Dubuque
Heritage Works leverages architectural heritage to drive community revitalization and economic development in the Dubuque, Iowa area.
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July 2016

New Melleray Abbey Monastery Built: 1867 – 1870 Located in Peosta, Iowa at 6632 Melleray Circle [caption id="attachment_569" align="alignright" width="300"] Corner view of the pointed windows and detailed stone work[/caption] Architect John Mullany is credited with the design of New Melleray Abbey. The New Melleray Abbey began with the Trappist monks who...

Town Clock Built: 1864; Rebuilt and relocated 1873; Relocated - 1971 Located on Main Street at Town Clock Plaza The Dubuque Town Clock is another distinguished landmark of downtown Dubuque. The clock currently operates in the Town Clock Plaza on Main Street.  Dubuque’s first town clock was initially...

St. Mary's Catholic Church Built: 1864 – 1867 Located at the Northeast corner of E. 15th and White Streets [caption id="attachment_469" align="alignleft" width="400"] St. Mary's (circa 1860)[/caption] By 1863, the German immigrant population of Dubuque was increasing dramatically. The membership of the Holy Trinity parish had outgrown its stone...

St. Raphael's Cathedral Built: 1857 – 1861 Located at the intersection of W. 2nd and Bluff Streets St. Raphael’s Cathedral is John Mullany’s first notable design accomplishment in Dubuque, although the construction may have caused him more grief than triumph with the Financial Panic of 1857 and the...