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The Stout House – 1105 Locust Street (South Locust and 11th Street) – Dubuque, IA

The Stout House – 1105 Locust Street (South Locust and 11th Street) – Dubuque, IA

By     Jul 15th, 2015

The Stout House before re-roof.

The Stout House was designed by architect John Spencer and built in 1890 for Frank D Stout, a lumber baron. The large home was split up into personal living space and business. Mr. Stout operated his business from the first floor which displayed the various wood flooring he sold.

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Stout House in Dubuque, Iowa selected North Country Unfading Black which exceeds ASTM requirements of an S-1 rated roofing slate. Roofing details include a saddle ridge and copper ridge cresting.

This impressive red Minnesota sandstone home is 12365 square feet, has twenty-two rooms, eleven of which are bedrooms. With its semi-circular arches for doors and windows, thick walls, several columns, the home was a combination of various styles, but mostly characteristics of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, which was a first in Dubuque.

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Red Minnesota Sandstone, Romanesque Architecture

In 1911, the house was sold to the Catholic Archdioceses of Dubuque and remained a private residence of the archbishop up to 1985. It was then sold to the Dubuque Historic Improvement Company and became a bed and breakfast.

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Archive photo before reroof with Canadian Unfading Black slate

The home was sold again in 1994 and again in 2008 and is now a private residence. Extensive external repairs were required to restore the home back to its original glory.

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North Country Unfading Black, 18″ x random width x 1/4″

Our North Country Unfading Black (18” x random width x ¼”) was supplied for the re-roof.

By     Jul 15th, 2015

Sheena Owen

Sheena Owen began working for North Country Slate on October 12, 1999. Started as the Sales Coordinator and transitioned to a Sales Representative. Daily duties include providing customer service, new business development, inside sales, handling all cross-border customs issues/documentation, arranging shipments, health and safety representation and social media marketing. Sheena graduated from the University of Guelph in 1992 with a BA in English and Drama and in 1995 graduated with a Diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Centennial College. Sheena’s first job was the Executive Producer’s Assistant for TV shows including Robocop, F/X The Series and Nikita. She went on to becoming an Assistant Manager at Eddie Bauer. In her spare time, Sheena enjoys traveling, gardening and hikes with family and friends.
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