DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of walking tours of Dubuque architecture.
Ale and Architecture consists of 90-120 minute walking tours of bars in the historic upper and lower Main Streets. Patrons will make 2-3 stops in bars along the route and can purchase their own drinks at each stop. Tours will be given by Jason Neises, Vice Chair of the Dubuque County Preservation Committee.
The Central Avenue Corridor between 14th and 22nd Streets has one of the most intact collections of historic commercial buildings in Dubuque. For the workers at the Pack and millwork factories this neighborhood was a “city within a city” with stores, churches, taverns, businesses, schools, and everything they needed within an easy walk. Now the neighborhood is attracting new attention for revitalization, including some vibrant murals by Voices Productions. We’ll peel back the layers of reuse and renovation and see remnants of this district’s colorful past, including hidden architectural details and (of course) some pubs and taverns that have long been fixtures in this neighborhood.
- Noonan’s Tap, 1618 Central Ave., 6:00 PM
NOTE : Tour does not return to the starting location; ends at Next Phase Karaoke Bar, 1902 Central Ave.
FEE FOR ARCHITREK TOUR: $15 ($10 DuMA Members)
Call the Museum at 563-557-1851 if you have any questions, or if you are unable to use the online form above.