West Eleventh Street Historic District

Bounded by Grove Terrace, Loras Blvd., Wilbur and Walnut Sts., Dubuque, Iowa

Neighborhood featuring elegant homes of several types of architecture, above the bluff


The Hancock House

At the top of what was once the 11th Street Elevator, this house is now a Bed and Breakfast, several steps up from the Carnegie-Stout Library, which is below the bluff.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in November 2013



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 2004
Reference number
Architectural styles
Federal; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; et al.
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Multiple dwelling; Secondary structure; Specialty store; Road-related
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Multiple dwelling; Specialty store; Road-related; Park
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 191
Contributing structures: 32
Non-contributing buildings: 61
Non-contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing sites: 2

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2014: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos