[Shiras Memorial Shelter in Eagle Point Park, Dubuque, Iowa]

Title

[Shiras Memorial Shelter in Eagle Point Park, Dubuque, Iowa]

Creator

Loemker, Herman J., 1868-1937

Description

Two young women are shown standing in front of a concrete shelter with a tile roof. Ivy is growing on the walls of the structure. Concrete benches and flower pots are partially visible. A low stone wall may be seen behind the shelter, located on the edge of the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. This shelter was constructed in honor of Oliver P. Shiras, Civil War veteran, U. S. Judge of the Northern District, and the first person to advocate for a public park on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. The park open in 1910, and became know as Eagle Point Park. The number 1303 is written on a label that has been stuck to the lower left corner of the slide.

Date

ca. 1916

Coverage

Dubuque, Iowa

Subject

Pavilions
Parks
Dubuque (Iowa) -- Pictorial works
Herman J. Loemker Collection
Lantern slides

References

This image was displayed in the "Rev. H. J. Loemker: Views of Dubuque" display at the Roshek Building in Dubuque, July - November, 2016.

Source

The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Relation

Herman J. Loemker Collection

Type

Still image

Identifier

LO 270

Format

Digital image captured using a Microtek ScanMaker 8700 with transparent media adapter. TIFF file created from a glass lantern slide scanned in 16 - bit grey scale at 1200 ppi.

Rights

Contact The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 or call (563) 588-7100 © 2015 LORAS COLLEGE

Publisher

This record is part of the Herman J. Loemker Collection held by The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

Original Format

1 lantern slide: b & w

Physical Dimensions

3.25 x 4.0 in.

Files

loemker270.jpg

Citation

Loemker, Herman J., 1868-1937, “[Shiras Memorial Shelter in Eagle Point Park, Dubuque, Iowa],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed November 24, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/532.