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GLOBE BUILDING. According to the 1857-1858 Dubuque City Directory, the Globe Building was found at the northeast corner of Main and Fifth.

Constructed in 1848, the Globe was for many years the only place for lectures and entertainment. In 1852 the city government moved from the Fifth Street Market Building into the Globe until the completion of the DUBUQUE CITY HALL. (1)

The Universalist followers first met in the Globe and the building offered office space for the Express and Herald until December 12, 1863. It also served as a courthouse. (2)



"Good Bye, Globe," Dubuque Herald, August 14, 1874, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18740814&printsec=frontpage&hl=en