ELEVENTH STREET ELEVATOR
Nearby residents objected to the project, and claims were filed. After consideration, the court awarded the neighbors $750, but the board of directors of the corporation chose to move ahead.
The total cost was estimated to be between $3,500 and $4,000. The trestle supporting the track started at 11th and Bluff and rose to Grove Terrace. The track was similar to the one used on Fourth Street. As one car moved up the track another came down. Placed in operation on May 13, 1888, the elevator cost three cents to climb the hill and two cents to return.
Electricity was added to the operation in 1900 to replace the steam power. The track was also lowered to create one grade.http://www.dubuquepostcards.com)