Places of Local Interest
Sioux City has on a long and rich history, much of which can be seen in the architecture, buildings, and homes throughout the city. A number of places have significant historical importance, and in order to recognize those places, they've been added to this list.
Wallace Short Home
Address: 1520 Jackson St.
This two story frame Queen Anne home was built in 1893 and has 2114 sf total living space. There are 7 rooms with 4 bedrooms and one full bath and one half bath.
Wallace Short lived in this home from 1910 to 1912. Short was a very controversial figure in Sioux City. He was forced to resign his post as pastor of the First Congregational Church in 1914. He was elected mayor in 1918 and is the only mayor, to date, that has been submitted to a recall election.
Woodbury County Courthouse
The Woodbury County Courthouse is the largest public building built in the Prairie School style, and was finished in 1918. The architect was William L. Steele who brought in George Elmslie and William Purcell as associates on the project. In 1973 the courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places and has been a National Landmark since 1996.
For more information on the Woodbury County Courthouse including a virtual tour of the building, visit the 100th Anniversary webpage.