Earlier this month, I wrote about an upcoming PBS documentary on Dubuque's famous historical buildings, which was set to premiere in the month of November. Now that it's aired (and is free to watch online!), I can report back and say that it's as good as hoped!

Part of the Historic Buildings of Iowa series, Iowa PBS filmed and edited an episode dedicated to Iowa's oldest city! Historic Buildings of Iowa: Dubuque premiered on Iowa PBS last week. The 60-minute documentary explores the history of the Key City by way of its settlements, industrial booms, faith, and iconic downtown structures!

Photo Credit: Iowa PBS, YouTube
Photo Credit: Iowa PBS, YouTube

Shoutout to Iowa PBS for not only making such a fine encapsulation of the rich history embedded into this great city, but also releasing the documentary for free on their YouTube channel! Not only did they make the episode available for everyone, they also uploaded the clips for each specific building they profiled.

What Buildings are Featured in the Documentary?:

What Does the Documentary Cover?:

From the Fenelon Elevator to the bustling Millwork District, to the minute details of the Matthias Ham House's vibrant history, Historic Buildings of Iowa: Dubuque covers a ton of ground in merely an hour. It provides you with a learning experience in regards to how Dubuque's architecture has played a role in the city's character.

If you're a history buff, you really can't miss the opportunity to check this one out!

How to Watch the Documentary:

The easiest way to watch Historic Buildings of Iowa: Dubuque would be on YouTube via Iowa PBS' YouTube channel. You can also explore Iowa PBS' playlist of past installments of their Historic Buildings of Iowa series, which includes Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and more!

Or you, could visit Iowa PBS' website to find out when the documentary will be aired on the network again soon. The PBS Video App and YouTube TV are also options as well!

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