Steeple Square Receives Matching Grant

Steeple Square Receives Matching Grant

Steeple Square, 101 E. 15th St., has completed its challenge to match a fundraising from the Jeffris Family Foundation. This is the second grant awarded by the foundation to Steeple Square since 2016. The $221,231 grant required Steeple Square to raise a two-to-one...
Steeple at Steeple Square Named for Devout Donor

Steeple at Steeple Square Named for Devout Donor

On Sundays when Trish McDonald was with her dad, her mornings were the same. She sat in awe, staring at intricate designs and red, painted ceilings embellished with gold inside St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Each detail was memorizing, and she found herself easily lost...
In Dubuque, Stained Glass Opens Window to Past and Future

In Dubuque, Stained Glass Opens Window to Past and Future

Sometimes opportunity knocks. Other times, it slides in through the windows. When a Dubuque parish moved out of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in 2010, the community turned the cluster of church buildings into a community center known as Steeple Square. In the process,...
Steeple Square Shows Off Progress During 4th Annual Community Event

Steeple Square Shows Off Progress During 4th Annual Community Event

Organizers of the Steeple Square project had a chance to show off their accomplishments Sunday. The continuing project is transforming the former St. Mary’s Catholic Parish property at 15th and White streets into a campus offering a community/event center, 12...
Durable Restoration Wins IFD Award for Steeple Square

Durable Restoration Wins IFD Award for Steeple Square

Durable Restoration’s work on Steeple Square in Dubuque, Iowa, won the award for metal roofing from the International Federation for the Roofing Trade (IFD). The Durable Restoration Co., based in Columbus, Ohio, is the first American company to win the award,...
Steeple Square Daycare Opens to Public

Steeple Square Daycare Opens to Public

As many schools were welcoming their students back to class, the Marita Thesien Child Care Center opened its doors for the first time. The daycare center is operated by the non-profit, Steeple Square. The group renovated the former home of St. Mary’s Rectory to house...
Former Rectory Finds New Purpose as Childcare Center

Former Rectory Finds New Purpose as Childcare Center

People explore an infant room Tuesday at the Marita Theisen Childcare Center located in Steeple Square in Dubuque. A former Dubuque church rectory has found new life as a child care facility, reflecting community efforts to adapt historic structures to satisfy current...
Steeple Square Daycare Prepares to Open

Steeple Square Daycare Prepares to Open

The Marita Theisen Childcare Center will soon be opening its doors on the Steeple Square Campus. Many families across Eastern Iowa have struggled to find access to affordable child care. According to the Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral, almost a quarter of...