JOHNSTON, IOWA (November 2, 2022) — Explore the wonders of the "Masterpiece on the Mississippi" in Iowa PBS's hour-long documentary, Historic Buildings of Iowa: Dubuque. This documentary premieres online and on-air Monday, November 21, 8PM, as part of Festival 2022. The program will be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 26, 4PM, and on Sunday, November 27, 12:3PM.

Historic Buildings of Iowa: Dubuque showcases the intricate history of Iowa's oldest city through its settlement, industrial booms, faith, and iconic downtown structures.

"As Iowa's oldest city, it's only natural that Dubuque is overwhelmingly rich in architectural and cultural Iowa history," said Iowa PBS Producer and Director Patrick Boberg. "It's exciting to share six historic locations that help unlock the greater identity of the town."

Historic Buildings of Iowa: Dubuque features structures that all hold prominence to the city's history.

Buildings featured in the documentary include:

* The Mathias Ham House, which molds together a variety of architectural styles;

* The Dubuque County Courthouse, topped with a 14-foot-tall bronze statue of Lady Justice;

* The City Hall and Jail, one of only three surviving Egyptian Revivalist buildings in the nation;

* Steeple Square, displaying the history and prominence of Roman Catholicism in the city;

* Fenelon Place Elevator Company, the shortest, steepest elevator in the world;

* Eagle Point Park, which covers 164 acres overlooking the Mississippi River; and

* The Millwork District, showcasing the transition from a lumber to a millwork production town.

In addition to its statewide broadcast, Iowa PBS .1 is available to livestream on, the PBS Video App, and YouTube TV. Iowa PBS programs, behind-the-scenes extras, and more can be enjoyed on iowapbs.orgFacebook, and YouTube. Viewers can also stream their favorite shows on-demand using the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, and many streaming devices.

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As Iowa's only statewide television network, Iowa PBS's mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans guides its quality, non-commercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: Iowa PBS .1, Iowa PBS KIDS .2, Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and Iowa PBS Create .4 on Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; and Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at

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