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The heart of any city, usually the downtown or civic district, has one or two of the busiest streets that are designated the "main" streets. In the past, people walked or rode horses along Nebraska Street, Pierce Street or Douglas Street coming into downtown after having arrived on a steamboat or a passenger train. With the advent of automobile traffic and its designation as a one-way street, Nebraska Street became the "main" thoroughfare for north-bound traffic from the state highways and interstate system.
Pierce Street has been the home of some of Sioux City's Governmental, Banking, Insurance, Entertainment, and Commerce buildings. Including its famed Corn Palace's, take your time and walk down this storied street.
Over the years, 6th and Douglas became known as"government corner" because of the concentration of government buildings such as the Federal Building, Library, City Hall, Fire and Police Headquarters, and Municipal Auditorium at the site. In addition being the home of Palmer Candy Company, the original Sioux City Journal, and Union Railroad Depot all of which have played a huge part of Sioux City's history.
"Historic" or "Lower" forth Street refers to the two city blocks between Virginia ad Iowa Streets in downtown Sioux City that contains fifteen structures dating from 1889 to 1915. Several of these are notable for their distinctive Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture.
The original of this project was to introduce buildings and homes along Sioux City's Jackson Street that reflected unique architectural style or were the homes of prominent residents. As work progressed on background research of selected residences, the project began to take on a life of its own. The history of Jackson Street read as a who's who of the city, and it became difficult to exclude any structures.