The City of Dubuque Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the National Park Service has added four districts in the city of Dubuque to the National Register of Historic Places and expanded an existing Dubuque district. Dubuque, Iowa’s oldest city, now has 17 National Register districts containing over 1,300 buildings.
The Fenelon Place Residential Historic District, Washington Neighborhood Residential Historic District, Seminary Hill Residential Historic District, and the Upper Iowa Street Historic District were recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, Dubuque’s Old Main Street district has been expanded and updated. A map of Dubuque’s National Register Districts is available at www.cityofdubuque.org/historicpreservation.
The National Register is the federal government’s official list of historic properties, districts, and sites significant in American history and worthy of preservation. National Register properties have significance to their community, state, or nation. More information on the National Register of Historic Places can be found at www.iowahistory.org/historic-preservation/national-register-of-historic-places.
Listing on the National Register does not have regulatory implications. It does provide recognition to worthy historic properties as well as potential eligibility for rehabilitation incentives. In Dubuque and elsewhere in the state and nation, the National Register program provides important state and federal tax benefits and grants which help leverage private investment. These partnerships are essential for the rehabilitation and revitalization work that make our downtown and historic neighborhoods vibrant places to live, work and play.