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Retired Fire Station Number 3, located at 12115th Street in Sioux City, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is an honor for the property, the owner, and the author of the nomination. For a property to be considered, there must be a significant event, person, design/construction, or information potential related to the site.
Sioux City has never been shy about the use of architecture to define itself. Residents took a forward approach to the Victorian era when they chose to borrow a style from a French Emperor. It was known as the Second Empire, and it allowed residents to keep pace with much larger cities of the Midwest and northeast, where the style was very popular.
Who knew Sioux City had a taste of Italian culture 130 years before the arrival of the Olive Garden Restaurant? The whole phenomenon came to America in the 1850s and to Sioux City around 1870. Give up? It was in the form of an architectural style known as Italianate. The Victorian era Began and ended in England with the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) and saw the United States borrow many of the ideas and styles.
Is Your Home a Part of Sioux City's History?
It's said that it takes a heap o'livin' to make a house a home, and there are many houses in and around Sioux City that meet that qualification. If you have an older home, it probably has had an interesting and perhaps even important historic life. George Washington never slept in a Sioux City home, but during more than a century and a half of exploration, settlement and growth, Sioux City has many historic houses, buildings, and places that are the sites of important events and the homes of significant people. You may live in one of those homes and not even know it.