A Dubuque icon since 1867, the former home of St. Mary’s Parish is once again a hub for personal growth, celebration, and community empowerment. Steeple Square is restoring economic prosperity, environmental integrity and social and cultural vibrancy to the downtown community.
Renovations began in 2016, with steeple restoration in progress now. The former church is now Dubuque’s most unique event space – the Steeple Square Community Event Center – hosting a wide-range of events. The former school is now the Francis Apartments, which provides permanent supportive and market-rate housing. The former rectory is the future site of the Marita Theisen Childcare Center, which will serve up to 72 area children and is scheduled to open in August 2019.