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Old August 11th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #21
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The old Citizen's Savings Bank (1897), now owned by Hacker, Nelson and Co.


One segment over, the building ends and there is a very nice structure on it. I wish I had taken a picture of it...




Didn't realize I took so many pictures of it...


Courthouse in the background.


The building on the left must have been very nice before its details were stripped. The small, brown building reads 'Schrusse', I believe.

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John Curtin Building (1894).


The left is yet another Masonic building. The building on the right was once an old theater house.


Built in 1904, the Hotel Winneshiek was restored and reopened for its original purpose in 2000.




This was built in 2005, but it is interesting to see the 'touches of old' on this building.



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These buildings are on the opposite side of the street.







Here's a detail of the original photo above.


This impressive building was built in 1870.


You can see the old bank again, on the far right. The building in the center with the yellow around the windows is the Evenson Building.








The building on the left is the E. Rosenthal Building (189[1]?), and the one on the right is the K.I. Haugen Building (1890). Its exterior was restored in 1998.




I can't make out what the plaque says, maybe 'Adams'.


This is on the way to Luther College.

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Since Decorah was so close to Minnesota, we decided to go over the border and take a few pictures.



This thing was right next to the border.




On the right you can see how they are putting an ugly metal roof over the original.










This is just outside Canton, Minnesota, which has a population of 500 (2000).
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Marquette, population 421 (2000).

Marquette is right next to McGregor and they are often considered a single block. These photos are on the way back from Decorah.



Former Marquette Public School (1923).




G. Wingen & Sons Building.




Not a very impressive City Hall!


Sorry about the quality of this photo, but I thought I'd post it anyway.

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This is outside Guttenberg.


This was probably damaged by a recent storm.




Notice the church spires rising above the forest.
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Dubuque, population 57,637 (2010).

By this point the objective was to get home, not to take more pictures. I could probably take more pictures of Dubuque than all the others in this thread combined.

I will certainly return and get more photos one day.



This is north of Dubuque.


This is the Dubuque Malting and Brewing Company Building, also known as the H&W Building. It is 115 years old and has been vacant for some time. There have been plans to restore the building.[1] As is evident from these photos, it is in bad condition. It caught on fire 2 years ago.[2]





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St. Donatus, population 140 (2000).

St. Donatus was founded by Luxemburger settlers and is home to some very old buildings. It also has a historic Catholic church, of which I did not get any photos. I probably should have stayed there for a half hour longer and tried to locate it...





Kalmes General Store and Restaurant.


Gehlen House Inn. It was restored in 1997 by a team from the country of Luxemburg,[1] which was in part funded by their government.[2]






The plaque reads: Oldest Iowa Barn; Gehlen Barn 1839.






Not sure what this was...




No wind in the town...

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St. John's Lutheran Church, just outside the town.


In a number of these photos, my camera auto-adjusted the lighting and it makes the church look really dark...






Very impressive headstones.






I don't know why I took so many pictures of it.


St. Nicholas Cemetery. (Note the flattened grass and erosion on the side of the road).






The stuff above (excluding the church) is part of the Fritz Chapel historical site (at least I assume so). I was not able to get a picture of the chapel itself, as roads were damaged from recent rainstorms and whatnot.

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The location of these photos is right on the edge of the white cirlce (10+ inches of rain). These photos were taken on July 31.


There were bridges with trees stuck in them, corn flattened with mud and the weight of the water, and a lot more damage that I was not able to capture in photos.















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Bellevue, population 2,350 (2000).



Lock and Dam No. 12 on the Mississippi.




The building on the right says 2010.








Potter's Mill was built in 1843 as a flour mill, and it is now a bed and breakfast as well as a restaurant.





I hope everyone has enjoyed these photos.
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