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Walking Tour of Skywalk Provides Unique View of Downtown Architecture

Post Date:01/17/2019 9:00 AM

Discover Sioux City’s downtown architecture and history from the unique perspective and comfort of the skywalk system during one of the Sioux City Public Museum’s most popular walking tours. “Architecture Up Close” will be held on Saturday, January 26 departing from the Museum lobby at 10:30 a.m.

Led by Tom Munson, the Museum’s archives manager, this 75-minute skywalk tour will highlight existing buildings with architectural details that can be seen from the skywalks. Historic images of street scenes such as the 1887 Corn Palace parade will be shared from the vantage point of where the images were originally taken.

One example is the Bolton Block which was destroyed by the Pelletier Fire in 1904. Historic photographs reveal an open, interior atrium space, with commercial and retail interests, very much like the building that now stands on site, the Ho Chunk Centre.

The Sioux City Public Museum is located at 607 4th Street in downtown Sioux City.  For more information, call 712-279-6174 or visit www.siouxcitymuseum.org.

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