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 a non-profit organization that’s restoring economic prosperity, environmental integrity and social and cultural vibrancy to the downtown community.
Renovations began in 2016. 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 now the Marita Theisen Childcare Center, which opened in August 2019 and serves up to 72 area children.