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STREETS. The congressional act of July 2, 1836 provided for surveying the lots and streets of several area cities including Dubuque. A total of $3,000 was appropriated to cover the expense. On March 3, 1837, an amendatory act was passed by which three commissioners were appointed to hear all evidence under the claims. These commissioners were to be paid six dollars per day.

Surveying streets did not suggest the early settlers wanted to quickly improve this means of transportation.

         Indian trails and miners' paths there were through 
         Dirty Hollow,over Whisky and Hamilton hills, through 
         the tortuous windings of Madden hollow, over the 
         rugged ascent of Lorimier Hollow, now Julien Avenue, 
         and through several other wild ravines and over the
         craggy steeps of the bluffs around the city. The only
         unobstructed approach to the city was by way of what 
         is called the Couler at the upper end of town. Farmers, 
         of course, complained, but their complaints were for 
         some time unheeded. They had to watch the opportunity 
         of fair weather to come to town and wait for each other 
         at the foot of the hills to double and sometimes treble 
         teams to help each other through. This process went on 
         for years until other markets superseded this largely. 
         Galena enterprise put a ferry across the river at Tete 
         des Mortes and secured much of the trade of Jackson and
         southern Dubuque counties. Other points — Bellevue,
         Muscatine and Davenport — drew from the county west. 
         It was then realized that Dubuque would have to improve its  
         Indian trails and miners' paths." 
                (Express and Herald, October 24, 1855.)

The following are the names and locations of streets listed in the local directory.

Air Hill

1856--1875---from 8th to Julien Avenue on the Bluffs


Almond

1856--1875---from Ellis west on the Bluffs, first street north of Mineral


Alpine

1856--1865---from Third to Julien Avenue on the Bluffs

1867---second street east of Spring

1870--1875---Third north to Julien Avenue, first west of Pine


Alta Vista

1856---from Third to Julien Avenue on the Bluffs

1857--1873---from Julien Avenue to Mineral

1870---Julien north beyond 14th, first east of Spring


Ann

1856--1875---from Division to Peosta

1867---third street south of 1st; Eagle Point


Arch

1857--1873---from Centre No. 1 each way; West Dubuque

1867--1875---fourth street north of Delhi; West Dubuque


Arlington

1875---Grove west to Prairie


Ash

1856--1873---from the MISSISSIPPI RIVER to Peosta

1867---twelfth street east of Main

1870--1875---12th north to Peosta, twelfth east of Main


Aspen

1858--1865---20th to Peosta


Bee Branch Road

1867---twenty-ninth street north of Jones


Birch

1858--1873---20th to Peosta


Blake's Hollow

1867---south side of Mineral, west of Bluff


Blocklinger's Alley

1867---from Couler Avenue, west to Broadway


Bluff

1856---second street west of Main

1857--1873---from Dodge to Mineral at Fifteenth

1870--1875---Dodge north to Mineral, second west of Main


Boundary

1867---from Julien Avenue, south across Dodge to South Avenue


Brad

1870---5th north to Mineral, second west of Main

1875---West Fifth north to Julien, first west of Nevada


Broad

1856---from Julien Avenue to 14th on the Bluffs

1857--1867---from Julien Avenue on the Bluffs to suburbs

1867---second street west of Spring

1870--1875---Julien Avenue north, fourth west of Alta Vista

1873---Julien Avenue to Third, to the suburbs


Broadway

1856--1873---from Sanford to Diagonal

1870--1875---Sanford north to Diagonal, first west of Couler


Burlington

1857--1873---from Sabula N. W. to suburbs

1867---third street south of Dubuque


Byron

1857--1873---from Dubuque and Millville Road north

1867---from Bee Branch road north crossing Shelly



Camanche

1857--1873---from Park Hill to Dubuque


Camp

1858--1873---Harbor Company's levee to Locust


Cariff

1857--1873---from 3rd on the Bluff south

1870---3rd south

1875---West Third, south


Cedar

1856--1873---from 10th to 19th

1867---ninth street east of Main

1870--1875---10th to 19th, ninth east of Main


Centre No. 1

1857--1873---from Julien Avenue to Corporation Line; West Dubuque

1867---from Delhi north; West Dubuque


Centre No. 2

1857--1873---from Delhi south; West Dubuque

1870--1875---Center, Delhi south


Charles

1857--1873---from McCabe west

1867---from head of Diagonal west

1870--1875---crosses Muscatine to McCabe


Charter

1858--1873---from Harbor Company's levee to Locust


Cherry

1857--1873---from Centre No. 1 each way; West Dubuque

1867---first street north of Delhi; West Dubuque

1870--1875---west city limits, east


Chestnut

1870---Grove west, second north of Julien Avenue


Clark

1875---Grove west, second north of Julien Avenue


Clay

1856---from Levee to Eighteenth

1857--1873---from 7th to 18th

1865--1870---from 3rd to 18th, second east of Main

1875---first north of 18th, second east of Main


Commercial

1857--1873---Commercial---from 7th Street bridge to main river


Couler Avenue

1856--1873---from 18th to Peru Road

1867---west of Clay, from 18th north

1870--1875---18th north to northwest city limits


Davenport

1857--1875---from Park Hill N.W. to suburbs

1867---first street south of Dubuque


Delhi

1857--1873---from Julien Avenue to Centre No. 1 to Corporation Line; West Dubuque

1867--1875---from Julien Avenue west; West Dubuque


Diagonal

1856--1873---from Couler Avenue to McCabe

1867---north of 22nd, from Couler Avenue, west

1870--1875---Couler Avenue west to Charles


Division

1857--1873---from Johnson Avenue to Eagle Point

1867--1875---from Johnson Avenue, northeast to city limits


Dock

1856--1875---from Peosta to Division

1867---second street south of First;Eagle Point


Dodge

1856--1873---from MISSISSIPPI RIVER to summit on the Bluffs

1867---first street south of Jones

1870--1875---Main west to city limits, first south of Jones


Dubuque

1857--1873---from Camanche N.W. to suburbs

1867--1875---west of Couler Avenue, from Park Hill Avenue north


Eagle Point Avenue

1857--1865---from Couler Avenue east and west indefinitely

1867---twenty-first street north of Jones

1870--1875---Washington, west to west city limits, first north of Lake


Eagle Point Levee

1857--1873---lies along the river shore at Eagle Point, length undefined

1867---northern part of city


East

1856---from Julien Avenue to 14th

1857--1865---from Julien Avenue to suburbs

1867---first street west of Spring

1870--1875---Julien Avenue north, third west of Alta Vista


Ellis

1857--1873---from Mineral north

1867---west of Main, from Mineral north

1875---Mineral north to Almond


Elm

1856--1875---from 10th to 19th

1867---sixth street east of Main


Fenelon

1857---from Prospect to Cardiff on the Bluffs between 3rd and 5th streets

1858--1873---Prospect to Old Corporation Line on the Bluffs between 3rd and 5th streets

1867---north of Third, crossing Summit

1875---Summit east to near Bluff


Finley

1857---first street west of Centre; West Dubuque

1858--1873---from Delhi across Green; West Dubuque

1867---first street west of Centre; West Dubuque

1875---first west of Center


Forest Lane

1857--1873---from Nevada west

1867---south of Julien Avenue, from Alpine, west


Fulton

1867---third street west of Bluff, from Eleventh, north


Gilliam

1857--1873---from Delhi south; West Dubuque

1867---from Delhi, west of Centre, south; West Dubuque


Gilman

1870--1875---Delhi south


Glen Oak

1857--1873---Forest Lane across 3rd

1867---west of Spring, from Forest Lane, south

1870--1875---west of Spring, from Forest Lane north


Grand View Avenue

1870---south of Dodge from Bluff to South Dodge

1875---south of Dodge from Bluff to South Dodge, north to Julien Avenue


Green

1857--1873---from Centre No. 1 each way; West Dubuque

1867---second street north of Delhi; West Dubuque

1870--1875---west city limits east


Grove

1856--1873---from 11th to Walnut

1867---west of Bluff, from 11th north

1870--1875---11th north to 14th, third west of Main


Harrison

1870--1875---Jones south


Hazel

1857--1873---from Centre No. 1 each way; West Dubuque

1867---fifth street north of Delhi; West Dubuque

1870--1875---west city limits east, second north of Arch


Henion

1867--1875---west of Bluff, from 14th north


Hickory

1865--1873---20th to Peosta


High

1856--1873---from 11th to Walnut

1867---second street west of Bluff, from 11th north

1870--1875---11th north to 14th, fourth west of Main


High

1867---first street east of Division

1870--1875---Johnson Avenue northeast to city limits


High Bluff

1875--first street west of Division


Hill

1856--1873---from 5th to 8th diagonally

1867---second street west of Bluff, from 8th, south

1870---8th southwest to city limits


Humboldt

1867--1875---third street north of Johnson Avenue


Iowa

1856--1873---from Mississippi River to 17th

1867---first street east of Main

1870---first north to 17th

1875---first north of 17th, first east of Main


Inner Levee

1858--1873---from 1st to 6th and 10th to 18th


Jackson

1856--1873---from Mississippi River to Peru Road

1867---fourth street east of Main

1870--1875---6th north to north city limits, fourth east of Main


James

1858--1873---from Camp north


Jefferson

1857--1865---listed but not described

1867---south of 11th from Walnut east

1870--1875---Spruce east to Olive


John

1867---from Dodge west


Johnson Avenue

1856--1875---from Lake to Sanford


Jones

1856--1873---from Mississippi River to Bluff

1867---from ferry landing west to Bluff

1870--1875---Levee west to Bluff, first south of 1st


Julien Avenue

1856---from 8th to Delhi

1857--1873---from 8th to city line

1867--1875---from 8th west


Julien

1857--1875----from Davenport to Keokuk

1867---second street north of Park Hill Avenue


Keokuk

1857--1875---from Julien Street N. W. to suburbs

1867---fourth street south of Dubuque


Lake

1857--1873---20th to Eagle Point

1867---second street east of Division

1870--1875---Jackson northeast to city limits


Lemon

1857--1875---27th N. W. to suburbs

1867---west of Couler Avenue from 27th to Peru Road


Levee

1857--1873---Barney Cut to 7th on main river


Levee

1857--1873---from Waples Cut south on lower island


Locust

1856---from Dubuque's Grave to 15th

1857---first street west of Main

1858--1873---15th to Southern Avenue

1867---first street west of Main

1870--1875---Southern Avenue north to Mineral


Lorimier Avenue

1858---8th west to city line


Lorimier's Furnace Road

1867---from South Avenue east


Lynn

1856--1875---from 12th to Peosta

1867---eleventh street east of Main


Madison

1861--1865---head of Main N. W. to Locust


Main

1856--1875---from Jones to Seminary

1857--1873---from the slough to Valeria


Maple

1856--1873---from 12th to 18th

1867---eighth street east of Main

1870--1875---12th to Lake, eighth east of Main


McCabe

1857--1873---from head of Diagonal, north to Park Hill Avenue


Mineral

1856---from Locust running west

1857--1873---from Locust to 15th running west

1867---an extension of Locust

1870--1875---16th west to city limits


Mineral

1857--1873---from Washington to Corporate Line; West Dubuque

1867---second street south of Delhi; West Dubuque

1870--1875---Gilman to Center


Muscatine

1858--1875---from Park Hill N. W. to suburbs

1867---second street south of Dubuque


Nevada

1856--1873---from 5th to Julien Avenue

1867---first street east of Spring

1870--1875---5th north to Julien, second west of Pine


North

1875---Mississippi River west


Olive

1867---second street east of Walnut, from Julien Avenue to 11th

1870--1875----11th south, first west of High


Orange

1856--1857---from Mississippi River to 19th


Park

1857--1873---from Centre No. 1 to Corporate Line; West Dubuque

1867---third street north of Delhi, from Centre, west; West Dubuque

1870--1875---west city limits south


Park Hill

1857--1875---Muscatine to Couler

1867---from Couler Avenue, west, first street north of 25th

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Pearl

1857--1873---from Corporate Line across Washington; West Dubuque

1867---first street south of Delhi; West Dubuque

1870--1875---west city limits east to Washington


Peosta

1856--1873---from Willow to Eagle Point Levee

1867---third street east of Division

1870--1875---Lynn northeast to city limits


Peru Road

1867---twenty-ninth street north of Jones


Pine

1856--1873---from Mississippi River to Lake

1867---seventh east of Main

1870--1875---Eighth to Lake, seventh east of Main


Pine

1867---third street west of Bluff, 8th to Hill

1870--1875---Hill north to 8th, second west of Prospect


Prairie

1856--1873---from 11th to 14th on the Bluffs

1867---fourth street west of Bluff, from 11th north

1870---11th north to 14th, fifty west of Main


Prospect

1867---west of Bluff, from 5th to 8th

1870--1875---first west of Bluff, 5th to 8th


Race

1867---west of Walnut from 11th north

1870--1875---Julien Avenue north to 14th, first west of Prairie


Railroad Avenue

1859--1873---Harbor Company's levee to Locust


Reed

1856--1875---from Peosta to Division

1867---first street south of First; Eagle Point


Rose

1867---north of 11th, from Walnut west

1870--1875---High west, first north of 11th


Rush

1867---second street south of Dodge, from Bluff to South Dodge


Sabula

1857--1873---from Davenport to Burlington

1867---first street north of Park Hill Avenue

1870--1875---Wellington to Davenport


Salina

1858--1873---from Dodge to West Main


Sanford Avenue

1856--1873---from Couler Avenue to Johnson Ave.

1867---twenty-second street north of Jones

1870--1875---Couler east to Johnson, first north of Eagle Point Avenue


Seminary

1856--1875---from 18th running west

1867--1870---from head of 18th, west


Shelly

1867---north of Peru Road, crossing Bryon

1870--1875---west city limits to Couler, north to city limits


South

1857--1873---from Julien to Centre No. 2; West Dubuque

1867--third street south of Delhi; West Dubuque


Southern Avenue

1857--1873---from Locust to Pratt's Mills

1867---second street south of Jones, from Locust, wesst


South Dodge

1867---west of Bluff, from Dodge, south

1870--1875---Dodge south to city limits


Spring

1856--1873---from Third to 14th on the Bluffs

1867---from head of Third, north across Julien Avenue to 14th

1870--1875---Third north beyond 14th, first west of Alta Vista


Spruce

1867---east of Walnut from Julien Avenue to 11th

1870--1875---11th south to Julien, first east of Alta Vista


Stafford

1856--1873---from Lake to Division

1867---second street north of Johnson Avenue

1870--1875---from Sanford to Lake


State

1857--1875---from Davenport to Keokuk

1867---third street north of Park Hill


Sycamore

1856--1873---from 12th to 19th

1867--tenth street east of Main

1870--1875---tenth east of Main, 12th to 19th


Summit

1861--1873---3rd to 5th on the Bluffs

1867--1870---first west of Bluff, from 3rd to 5th

1875---West Third north to 5th, first west of Bluff


Tower

1857--1873---from Commercial south to Barney Cut


Valeria

1857--1873---from Main N. W.

1867---west of Couler Avenue, crossing Eagle Point Avenue

1870--1875---Seminary north, first west of Couler Avenue


Walnut

1857--1873---from Prairie to Grove

1867---south of 14th, from Prairie to Grove

1870--1875---11th south to Julien, second east of Alta Vista



1867---west of Bluff, from 8th to 14th


Warren

1857--1873---from McCabe west

1867---first street north of Charles

1870--1875---Muscatine to McCabe

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Warren

1858--1873---from Waples Cut levee to D & PRR grounds

---

Washington

1858--1873---from Mississippi River to north city line

1867---fifth street east of Main

1870--1875---7th north to Sanford, first east of Main


Washington

1857--1873---from Julien No. 2 to Mineral; West Dubuque

1867---from Delhi, east of Centre, south; West Dubuque


Water

1858--1873---Waples Cut to Dodge


Wellington

1870--1875---Sabula to northwest city limits


West Main

1858--1873---Main below 1st, south


West Pine

1856--1873---from Hill to Eighth on the Bluffs

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White

1856---from Levee to 19th

1857--1873---from 7th to 19th

1867---third street east of Main

1870--1875---4th north to Lake, third east of Main


Willow

1858--1873---from outlet of Lake Peosta to Peosta

1867---thirteenth street east of Main

1870--1875---Mississippi River north to Peosta, thirteenth street east of Main


Willow

1867---third street north of Delhi; West Dubuque

1870--1875---Park east


Windsor Avenue

1859--1873---Lake to Division

1867---first street north of Johnson Avenue

1870--1875---Sanford to Lake


Wood

1857--1873---from Julien Avenue to the suburbs

1867---third street west of Spring

1870--1875---Julien Avenue north, fifth west of Alta Vista


First

1856--1873---from the Mississippi River to Bluff

1867---first street north of Jones

1870--1875---Iowa west to Bluff, first north of Jones


First

1867---from Division east to Peosta; Eagle Point


Second

1856--1873---from the Mississippi River to Bluff

1867---second street north of First; Eagle Point

1870--1875---Bluff east to Clay, first north of 1st


Second

1867---second street north of Jones


Third

1867--second street north of First; Eagle Point

1870--1875---Clay west to city limits, second north of 1st


Third

1856--1873---from the Mississippi River to Spring

1867---third street north of Jones


Fourth

1856--1873---from inner levee to foot of the Bluffs

1867---fourth street north of Jones


Fourth

1867---third street north of First; Eagle Point

1870--1875---Bluff east to White, third north of First


Fifth

1856--1873---from inner levee to Spring

1867---fifth street north of Jones

1870---Jackson west to West Dubuque, fourth north of 1st

1875---Jackson west to Grand View Avenue, fourth north of 1st


Sixth

1856--1873---from inner levee to Bluff

1867---sixth street north of Jones


Sixth

1867---fifth street north of First; Eagle Point

1870--1875---Washington west to Hill, fifth north of 1st


Seventh

1856--1865---from Levee to Bluff

1867---seventh street north of Jones

1870--1875---Mississippi River to Bluff


Seventh

1867---sixth street north of First; Eagle Point


Eighth

1856---from Mississippi River to West Pine

1857--1873---from Pine to Old Corporation Line

1867---seventh street north of First; Eagle Point

1870--1875---Washington west of Pine, seventh north of 1st


Ninth

1856---from Mississippi River to Bluff

1857--1873---from Maple to Bluff

1867---eighth street north of First; Eagle Point

1870--1875---Bluff east to Cedar, first north of 8th


North First

1870---Mississippi River west


North Second

1870---Mississippi River west


Tenth

1867--ninth street north of First; Eagle Point


Tenth

1856---from Cedar to Bluff

1857--1873---from inner levee to Bluff

1867---tenth street north of Jones

1870--1875---Bluff east to Cedar, second north of 8th

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Eleventh

1856---from Mississippi River to summit of the Bluffs

1857--1873---inner levee to Old Corporate Line

1867---eleventh street north of Jones

1870--1875---Mississippi River west to Spruce, third north of 8th


Twelfth

1856---from Mississippi River to Bluff

1857--1873---from inner levee to Bluff

1867---twelfth street north of Jones

1870--1875---Mississippi River west to Alta Vista, fourth north of 8th


Thirteenth

1856---from Mississippi River to Bluff

1857--1873---from inner levee to Bluff

1867---thirteenth street north of Jones

1870--1875---Bluff east to Mississippi River, fourth north of 8th


Fourteenth

1856---from Mississippi River to Wood

1857--1873---from inner levee to Wood

1867---fourteenth street north of Jones

1870--1875---Wood east to Mississippi River, second north of 12th

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Fifteenth

1856---from Mississippi River to Locust

1857--1873---from inner levee to Locust

1867---fifteenth street north of Jones

1870--1875---Bluff east to Mississippi River, first north of 14th


Sixteenth

1856---from Mississippi River to Locust

1857--1873---from inner levee to Locust at Mineral

1867--sixteenth street north of Jones

1870--1875---Bluff east to Mississippi River, second north of 14th


Seventeenth

1856---from Mississippi River to summit of the Bluffs

1857--1873---from inner levee to Old Corporate Line

1867---seventeenth street north of Jones

1870--1875---Mississippi River west, third north of 14th


Eighteenth

1856---from Mississippi River to Clay

1857--1873---from Lake Peosta to Clay

1867---eighteenth street north of Jones

1870--1875---White east to the Mississippi River, fourteenth north of 14th


Nineteenth

1856---from Mississippi River to Couler Ave.

1857--1873---from Lake Peosta to Couler

1867---nineteenth street north of Jones

1870--1875---Couler Avenue east to Mississippi River, fifth north of 14th


Twentieth

1856---from Mississippi River to Lynn

1857--1873---from Lake Peosta to Jackson

1867---twentieth street north of Jones

1870--1875---Jackson east to Lake, sixth north of 14th


Twenty-First

1856---from Mississippi River to Willow

1857--1873---from Lake Peosta to Willow at Peosta


Twenty-Second

1857--1873--from Couler Avenue east to suburbs

1867---twenty-third street north of Jones

1870--1875---second north of Eagle Point Avenue


Twenty-Third

1857--1735---from Couler Avenue east to suburbs

1867---twenty-fourth street of Jones

1870--1875---third north of Eagle Point Avenue


Twenty-Fourth

1857--1873---from Couler Avenue east to suburbs

1867--twenty-fifth street north of Jones

1870---fourth north of Eagle Point Avenue


Twenty-Fifth

1857--1873---from Couler Avenue east to suburbs

1867---twenty-sixth street north of Jones

1870--1875---fifth north of Eagle Point Avenue


Twenty-Sixth

1857--1873---from Couler Avenue east to suburbs

1867---twenty-seventh street north of Jones


Twenty-Sixth

1875---sixth north of Eagle Point Avenue


Twenty-Seventh

1857--1873---from Couler Avenue east to suburbs

1870--1875---seventh north of Eagle Point Avenue

In 1865 John D. Bush proposed the laying out of Grand Avenue, commencing at Quigley lane opposite the brewery on Julien Avenue and extending along the ridge road until its intersection with the MILITARY ROAD on the top of Whiskey hill. In November, 1865, so unclean had the streets become, the citizens turned out en masse, formed a brigade, and cleaned them.

Over time, Dubuque, like other cities, changed street names. Many changes were made in 1921 at the suggestion of Ossian E. CARR, Dubuque's first City Manager. Among those that have been changed are the following:

Clay Street. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Photo courtesy: Cathy's Treasures, 156 Main, Dubuque
Road leading to Mt. Carmel. Photo courtesy: Cathy's Treasures, 156 Main, Dubuque
Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Streets were cleaned by a horse-pulled vehicle in 1890. Photo courtesy: Center for Dubuque History
The Fluckiger Motor Company sold the City of Dubuque its first motorized street cleaner. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
A postcard with an interesting viewpoint of Main north from 9th
A postcard a viewpoint of Main south from 10th. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
1910 view of West 11th Street and its elevator.
Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Rockdale Road circa 1930
South Locust. Undated photo. Library of Congress
300 block of Southern. Undated photo. Library of Congress
Southern side of Dodge in the 600 block. Undated photo. Library of Congress
Western side of Locust in the 0 block. Undated photo. Library of Congress.
Original Name New Name Date of Change
Adams Avenue Prescott Street 1921
Adams Street Sac Street 1921
Alma Street Montrose
Altman Avenue St. Joseph Street 1921
Anne Place West 18th Street
Arch Street Seminary Street 1921
Aspen Linden
Audubon Grandview
Austin Place Raymond Place
Blocklinger Lane West 24th Street 1921
Bluff Street Providence
Bluff High Bluff
Boundary Street Grandview Avenue 1871
Brad Street Booth
Broad Street Mt. Pleasant
Brugh Schiller
Cardiff Street Summit Street 1921
Cascade Road Fremont
Centre Street Asbury
Center Street Finley Street 1921
Church 6th
Clay Street Central Avenue (1st to 18th) 1921
Clifford Street Eighth Street 1921
Clifford Foye Street
Clifton Street Altman Avenue 1921
Columbia Lexington
Cora Street South Hill St.
Couler Street Central Avenue (18th to city limits) 1921
Delhi Street University Avenue 1921
Division Lincoln
Dubuque Street Sumner
Eagle Point Street 20th Street
Eagle Street Extension Lindberg Terrace
East Street McCormick Street 1921
East Glen Oak
Eleanor Street Indian Ridge
Edith Street Roland Street 1921
Empley's Lane Thomas Street 1921
Exchange Street South Hill
Fink Street Jansen Street 1921
Forrest Street Florence
Franklin Street West 16th Street 1921
Franklin Fulton
Franklin Edison
Fremont Avenue Wartburg Avenue circa 1889
Fremont Avenue Wartburg Place 1921
Front Street Peosta 1938
Grandview Heights Plymouth Court
Grant Avenue Wilson Street 1921
Grove Street Greeley Street 1921
Hales Mill Asbury
Hall Street Auburn Street 1921
Harrison Monroe
Hart Street West 23rd 1921
Hazel Street Sunnyview
Herron Street South Locust Street 1921
High Street Rhomberg
High Street Highland Pl.
Iowa Street Extension Shelby Street
James Street Huff
Jefferson Avenue Carter Road
John Street Simpson
Julien Avenue Lorimer Avenue 1858
Julien Avenue University Avenue 1940
Julien Primrose
Karrick Street Finley Street 1921
Kerrigan Road 1956
Klingenberg Street Hennepin Street 1921
Lake Street Garfield
Leibnitz Street Lowell Street 1921
Lemon Viola
Lenox Avenue Van Buren
Linden Boulevard Logan Street 1921
Logan Belmont
Lorimier Avenue Julien Avenue 1859
Louisa Street Algona Street 1921
Main Street Front Street
Malady South Booth
Maple Street Morton Street 1921
Martha Ann Martha
McCabe Broadway
Middle Avenue Farley Street 1921
Mineral Street West Locust
Millville Street 32nd Street 1921
Military Street Rockdale Road
Monroe Harlan
Mount Carmel Avenue South Locust Street 1921
National Street Delhi
North Cascade Road Fremont Avenue 1921
North Street Hale 1921
North 1st Street Kimball Street 1921
North Iowa Street Shelby Street
North Main Street Main Street 1921
O'Neill Street Langworthy 1921
Orange Washington 1921
Park Avenue Randall Place 1921
Park Street Asbury Road
Park Hill West 28th 1921
Park Way Avenue Park Street 1921
Peru Road 32nd Street 1921
Pine Street Caledonia
Pine Street Pinard
Pine Street Poe Street 1921
Planke Road Couler
Pleasant View Avenue Lexington Street 1921
Rebecca Street Fairview Place
Reed Avenue Marshall Street 1921
Riga Street Algona Street 1921
Rosedale Avenue Auburn Street 1921
Russell Street Rowan Street 1921
Sanford Street East 24th 1921
Seminary Street Clarke Drive 1955
Seminary Street (from 17th to 18th) Heeb Street 1921
Shields Pine
South Dodge Street Bryant Street 1921
South Street Lombard
Spring North Booth
State National
Stewart Street Southern
Thomas Street West 16th Street 1921
Union Avenue Kirkwood Street 1921
Valley Dillon Street
Vine Street Burns Street 1921
Walnut Karrick
Wall Wallace
Wabash Avenue Seward Street 1921
Warren Putnam
Wartburg Avenue Fremont Avenue 1920
Washington Street O'Hagen Street
West Street Needham Place
West 4th Street Melrose Street 1921
West 14th Street Loras Avenue 1940
West Main Street Shields Street 1921
West Eagle Point Avenue Kaufmann
West Seminary Ungs Street
Whelan Bradley
Wilde Street Mt. Loretta
Willow Rosedale Street 1921
1st Avenue Decatur 1921
2nd Avenue Hamilton 1921
3rd Avenue Whittier 1921
4th Avenue Emerson 1921
5th Avenue (west of Linwood Cemetery) Edith Street 1921
5th Avenue (east of Linwood Cemetery) Roosevelt Street 1921
6th Avenue Stanton 1921
7th Avenue Shiras Avenue 1921
8th Avenue Farragut 1921
9th Avenue Hawthorne 1921
10th Avenue Sumner 1921

The name Whiskey Hill was used colloquially to refer to Southern Avenue through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but never appeared on any printed map or street sign. (1)

In 2014 Dubuque motorists noticed a new type of signal added to two traffic lights on Ninth Street as part of recent construction projects. The flashing yellow left-turn arrow signal was a new traffic management tool aimed at keeping traffic moving, increasing safety, and reducing fuel consumption. (2)

The new signals were installed at the intersections of Ninth and Locust and Ninth and White streets in Dubuque and were being added to intersections across Iowa. The new signal featured a flashing yellow left-turn arrow, in addition to a red, green and steady yellow arrow. The flashing yellow arrow replaced the circular green signal used in the traditional left-turn signal configuration to indicate the need for left-turning vehicles to yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. A flashing yellow arrow meant left turns were permitted, but motorists first had to yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians, and then proceed with caution. The flashing yellow arrow did not replace the solid yellow arrow and its meaning; it did replace the green “ball” indication as a signal for a yielding left turn. (3)

In November 2014 a new traffic control pavement marking was announced in the redesign of two downtown Dubuque streets. Dubuque motorists were reminded to note the change and stop where directed by the signage at the four intersections featuring diagonal crosshatch markings. The purpose of the markings was to force traffic to stop at a red traffic signal at a distance before the intersection, which allows truck traffic adequate space to safely make turns on to that street from the right of the intersection. (4)

White “Do Not Block” diagonal crosshatch markings were added to two intersections on Ninth Street and two intersections on Eleventh Street as part of the conversion from one-way to two-way streets. The intersections were for westbound traffic at the intersections of Ninth Street and White Street, Ninth Street and Central Avenue, Eleventh Street and White Street, and Eleventh Street and Central Avenue. Each intersection featured signage stating “Stop Here on Red. (5)



Source:

1. News Release. City of Dubuque. September 8, 2014. Online: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/newsreleases

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. News Release. City of Dubuque. November 25, 2014. Online: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/newsreleases

5. Ibid.

  • Lorimer Avenue." Dubuque Times Journal. Dubuque, IA, May 4, 1858.
  • Map of the City of Dubuque.Iowa Publishing Company. Davenport, Iowa, 1906.
  • "Ordinance Changing Street Names is Passed by Council at Last Meeting." Dubuque Times Journal, Dubuque, IA, March 27, 1921.
  • Oldt, Franklin T., History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association
  • Research by John Klauer; 1918 Dubuque City Directory
  • Stessman, James T. "History of the Names of Streets of Dubuque." April 26, 1954. On file at Carnegie-Stout Public Library.
  • "Whiskey Label Sticks to Steep Hill." Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, IA, March 16, 1999.