By the mid- to late 20th century, it saw businesses close or leave town until most of what was left was empty warehouses.
Then, in the early 2000s, a revitalization of the Warehouse District began. It gained traction in 2005, when there was a major art exhibit in one of the warehouses.
via 4 Millwork District buildings in Dubuque represent rebirth – THonline.com: Tri-state News.
Dutch studio Bureau SLA has inserted a smooth white house-shaped art gallery into a timber nineteenth-century Dutch military building.
via Basement excavation and Hi-Macs-clad gallery by Bureau SLA.
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