Bishop's Block

90 W. Main St., Dubuque, Iowa

Photos 

Overview Looking Northeast

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2012

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 1994
Reference number
94000477
Architectural style
Victorian: Romanesque
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Warehouse
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1889

Tags 

19th Century (36,347)
Adobe (574)
Brick (42,457)
Building (3,903)
Built 1889 (625)
Built during 1880s (6,132)
Dubuque County, Iowa (71)
Dubuque, Iowa (51)
Franklin D. Hyde (1)
Iowa (2,457)
Limestone (8,192)
Private owner (54,396)
Romanesque (2,699)
Victorian (19,690)

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 26, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning

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Comments 

Bishop's Block
Posted September 4, 2012, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Especially if you spit on bikers.

Bishop's Block
Posted August 30, 2012, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The Surgeon General was right - tobacco is bad for your health.

Bishop's Block
Posted August 30, 2012, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Man, I hate abusive signs.

Bishop's Block
Posted August 29, 2012, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Well, to be perfectly honest, when I shot the building, I saw the ghost but I was so intent on finding the landmark that it didn't register with me. Two days later, when I returned to Dubuque, that sign jumped off the side of the building, climbed into the front seat of my car and slapped me, saying, "HOW COULD YOU MISS ME???"

So I went around the block and shot it!

Bishop's Block
Posted August 28, 2012, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

No, I didn't. These are nowhere near as common as Mail Pouch signs/barns, but some are remarkably well preserved. Whenever I see them, I stop for a shot.

Bishop's Block
Posted August 28, 2012, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Oh, Guru of the Mail Pouch Barn…did you happen to notice the ghost of Bull Durham on the south face of this landmark?

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