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BISHOP'S BLOCK. The Bishop's Block was listed on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES in 1994. The architect of the building located at 90 W. Main Street was F. D. HYDE

Constructed of limestone, brick, adobe and asphalt, the structure represents an early and massive warehouse design indicating the growing importance of jobbing and warehousing to the city’s economy. M. M. WALKER COMPANY, wholesale grocers, occupied the new building for five years, followed by JOHN T. HANCOCK & SONS, and after 1908 the WESTERN GROCER COMPANY. The last named was here into the 1950s. (1)



Site Inventory Form, State Historical Society of Iowa, Online: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2927, p. 7