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JAMES HOWIE. The 1880 Dubuque City Directory listed 255 5th.

The 1884-1885 through 1890-91 Dubuque City Directory listed 751 Locust as the address.

An example of his work was found in 2015 at 260-280 West 17th. This was termed the James Howie Block and was constructed in 1884. There were originally twelve apartments each with six rooms. (1)

In 1894 the State of Iowa awarded him the contract to build the homeopathic building at Iowa City. (2)



1. Jacobsen, James A. "History Pays!" Historic Preservation Consulting Firm. Online: http://weblink.cityofdubuque.org/WebLink8/1/doc/37742/Page3.aspx

2. "Municipal Molecules," Dubuque Daily Herald, June 21, 1894, p. 4

See: James HOWIE