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...
St. Mary’s Church Transformed Into Event Center

St. Mary’s Church Transformed Into Event Center

What does a diocese do with a church after it decides to close? For one Dubuque church, the answer is turn it into an extravagant event center. After declining membership and heavy debt, the old St. Mary’s Church closed in 2010. And instead of giving it the...
Saving St. Mary’s

Saving St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Catholic Church was due for the wrecking ball after years of sitting vacant. But, the Friends of St. Mary’s saw the potential as an event space and wanted to preserve it. Now, it is being used for weddings, concerts and arts events. “The building lends...