The mission of Architecture Days is to heighten
the recognition of architecture as art form and to explore the rich architectural landscape of
Dubuque through programming for all ages.
Architecture Days offers the community the opportunity
to learn more about architecture and
Dubuque history, celebrating our sense of place,
our historic treasures, and the city’s growth
through commitment to architectural re-use.
April 22 - 27, 2013
Free Activities Include:
Dubuque Community School District Student Art Exhibit
Open April 12 through May 1, inside the Roshek Building Lobby, 700 Locust St.
Opening Reception Monday, April 22, 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Evening Architecture Presentation and Tour
Tuesday, April 23 6:00-8:00 P.M. | At the CARADCO Building, 900 Jackson St. (Enter on Jackson.)
Local metalwork artist Gene Tully will deliver a presentation on his experiences and work in the Historic Millwork District, with Tully’s artwork on display. Both the City of Dubuque’s 2012 Ken Kringle Historic Preservation Awards and the Dubuque County Historical Society’s 2012 Preservation Awards will also be presented this evening. A walking tour will follow of the CARADCO Apartment Complex, led by Gronen Properties staff.
This event is free to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Please RSVP to Dubuque Main Street, 563-588-4400 or email@example.com.
Free Lunch Hour Presentation and Building Tours (12:00 P.M. Each Day)
Architects, property owners, and project managers will lead tours through downtown’s latest rehabilitation projects. Historian Mike Gibson will present a historical discussion of Dubuque.
- Monday, April 22 | Presentation by Mike Gibson of Loras College at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library, in the Aigler Auditorium, 360 W. 11th St.
- Tuesday, April 23 | Tour & History of the Franklin School Apartment Complex, (Former Central High School), 39 Bluff St.
- Wednesday, April 24 | Tour & History of the Historic Shot Tower, Port of Dubuque
- Thursday, April 25 | Tour & History of the 18th Street Firehouse, 1805 Central Ave.
Free Historical & Architectural Walking Tour
Sat. April 27, 10:00 A.M. | The West 3rd and Langworthy Neighborhoods. Hosted by Mike Gibson of Loras College. Meet in the Medical Associates East parking lot.
Free Book Discussion & Film Showing
Thursday, April 25, 6:00 P.M.| Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St.
Book Title: Skyscraper, by Robert Byrne
Film title: The Towering Inferno, rated PG
Author Robert Byrne will appear at Carnegie-Stout Public Library to talk about his 1984 novel Skyscraper, a thriller about an engineer who discovers catastrophic flaws in a sixty-six story office building in Manhattan. A Dubuque Native, Robert Byrne is the author of 25 books, including several novels based on his training as a civil engineer. Immediately after Byrne’s talk, the 1974, PG-rated film The Towering Inferno will be shown. Admission and snacks are free. For more information, please call the Library at 563-589-4225.
Free Children’s Box City Craft Program at The Carnegie-Stout Public Library – Ages 8 - 12
(Pre-Registration required. Class space is limited.)
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 P.M. | Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St.
For ages 8 – 12: Think outside the box and create a cityscape out of boxes across the top of the Library shelves! Let Dubuque’s unique architecture form Victorian to Queen Anne Style inspire your creativity. Register by calling the Children’s Help Desk at 563-589-4225, ext. 2228.
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s LEGO© Club
Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St.
The Library’s monthly LEGO© Club originated with Architecture Days and has grown! LEGO© fans ages 7-12 are invited to come to the library on a monthly basis to build, create, and have fun. The library provides the LEGOs; you provide the know-how!
The on-going club meetings are held in the Aigler Auditorium on the 3rd floor. Space is limited and registration is required. The LEGO Club’s April meeting will be held April 20. Register by calling the Children’s Help Desk at 563-589-4225, ext. 2228. Donations of LEGOs are always appreciated.
Downtown Dubuque Architectural Scavenger Hunt
Images of architectural elements for participants to locate will be featured in the Telegraph Herald and a printable version is available here. Find the locations of downtown Dubuque’s historical architectural treasures and enter for a chance to win a great gift package.
Presented by Dubuque Main Street, in collaboration with the Carnegie-Stout Public Library, the Center for Dubuque History at Loras College, City of Dubuque Planning and Building Services, Dubuque Community Schools, Dubuque Initiatives, the Telegraph Herald, the Old House Enthusiasts, the National Mississippi River Museum, The Dubuque County Historical Society, and the Historic Preservation Commission.