Heritage Works is a comprehensive resource for those engaged in preservation and redevelopment projects in the Dubuque area. It is focused on three primary objectives: facilitating collaboration for catalytic preservation and restoration projects, including help in gathering financial assistance for such projects; community and governmental advocacy emphasizing the importance of historic preservation; and educational programming highlighting Dubuque’s rich historic and architectural heritage.
Heritage Works is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
Heritage Works preserves, protects and promotes historic architecture as one of the Dubuque, Iowa region’s unique assets in attracting people, investment and jobs.
We form partnerships with individuals, businesses, government and other organizations committed to high quality, transformative historic preservation projects and practices.
We assist in creating vocational training opportunities to develop the next generation of craftspeople and artisans skilled in the best restoration techniques.
We educate the community about the cultural, environmental and economic benefits of historic preservation.
DUBUQUE’S HERITAGE BY THE NUMBERS
12 National Register Historic Districts
43 National Register of Historic Places Properties
615 buildings in 5 Local Districts
9 Local Conservation Districts
10 City Designated Historic Landmarks
9 Urban Revitalization Districts
WHO IS HERITAGE WORKS?
Duane is a historic preservation consultant, architectural historian and an attorney with over 22 years of legal experience in the areas of real estate transactions, commercial law, taxation and business organizations. Duane grew up near Dubuque, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Political Science from the University of Northern Iowa, his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota and his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He relocated back to Dubuque to lead Heritage Works.
PRESERVATION & PROGRAMS MANAGER
Bill is an architectural historian, GIS specialist and a skilled architectural draftsman. Bill grew up in Denver, Colorado, where he received an associate’s degree in architectural drafting from Red Rocks Community College. Bill went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Colorado, Denver. Bill interned at Historic Denver where he completed a citywide architectural survey. In 2018, Bill moved from his hometown of Denver to Dubuque.
COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING COORDINATOR
Megan graduated from Loras College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Sociology. While in college, Megan held several positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, assisting with marketing, public relations, event planning, social media, and graphic design. She is a lifelong Dubuquer with a fascination for her hometown’s history. She loves that her role allows her to share her appreciation for Dubuque with others.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Butler, Cottingham & Butler, Chairman
John Gronen, Gronen Restoration
Mary Gronen, Gronen Restoration
Dave Klavitter, Dupaco Community Credit Union
Flint Drake, Drake Law, PC
Debi Butler, Treetop Properties
Susan Farber, Magoo’s Pizza