Dubuque’s Steeple Square Project Receives Major Support

Dubuque’s Steeple Square Project Receives Major Support

High in the sky, the steeple restoration project on former St. Mary’s parish in Dubuque is taking shape. Two years after receiving a $600,000 capital campaign challenge grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation, Steeple Square has raised the two-for-one match...
Steeple Square’s Titular Steeple to Resume Ticking, Ringing

Steeple Square’s Titular Steeple to Resume Ticking, Ringing

The bells at the former St. Mary Catholic Church might soon start ringing again. Steeple Square officials this month began work on restoring the campus’ titular steeple. The church, located at 15th and White streets, has been home to a massive revitalization effort in...
Stained Glass Given New Life While Restorers Gain A New Skill

Stained Glass Given New Life While Restorers Gain A New Skill

This video can be viewed on KCRG-TV9’s website. Inside Key City Creative Center, a small group of people are dedicated to restoring stained glass from the former St. Mary’s Church to its original beauty. It takes a delicate touch to scrape a piece of glass...
Stained-Glass Windows Getting Touched Up at Former Dubuque Church

Stained-Glass Windows Getting Touched Up at Former Dubuque Church

A group of experts is revitalizing stained-glass depictions of holy figures at a former Dubuque church. With brushes and chisels, workers at Steeple Square have labored to give new life to Mary, mother of Jesus, and other saints adorning the windows of the former St....
New Dubuque Apartments To Welcome Maria House Graduates

New Dubuque Apartments To Welcome Maria House Graduates

Amy McFarland’s life was at a low point. It was March 2016 and she had just been arrested on drug charges for the second time in 14 months. That’s when she found Opening Doors’ Maria House through a drug court program. Now, after 490 days of sobriety, a lot of tears,...