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Locust Street Between Loras Boulevard and 12th Street, Dubuque, Iowa

Heading south on Locust Street from Loras Boulevard (14th Street), we encounter older houses, and more middle class houses, but no less elegant. There are row houses, and also freestanding Italianate houses, such as the one above. As you can… Continue Reading

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Central Avenue Between 5th and 9th Streets, Dubuque, Iowa

The downtown area of Dubuque is large, reflecting its historically large economy and importance in the lumber and woodworking business. Central Avenue is one of several north-south arteries that run between the Mississippi River and the bluffs, making the downtown… Continue Reading

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Farrington Street and Laurel Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota

On the northwest corner of Summit Avenue and Farrington Street is this amazing Romanesque Revival mansion with some Renaissance Revival elements in the porches. They look like something I would see in Florence or other Italian cities. All of the… Continue Reading