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,...
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....
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...
Steeple Square: Partners in Restoring a Community Treasure

Steeple Square: Partners in Restoring a Community Treasure

We are excited to share our latest video, Steeple Square: Partners in Restoring a Community Treasure, which walks us through our partnerships with Northeast Iowa Community College, Gronen Properties, Heritage Works Dubuque and Four Mounds Foundation for education and...