Historic Map - Sioux City, IA - 1888

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View of Sioux City, Woodbury County, I.A., 1888 / drawn & published by H. Wellge.

This bird’s-eye view perspective print of Sioux City, Iowa was drawn by Henry Wellge and published by H. Wellge & Co., Beck & Pauli Lith. in 1888. Sioux City was at its most prosperous point during the late 1800's.

Ferry boats crossed the Missouri from this point and railroads established depots and maintenance shops here. Sioux City supported several meat packing plants and a stock yard during this era.

The map published in 1888 indicates the population of Sioux City as 35,000. It shows labeled streets, buildings, railroad routes and vicinity. Riverboat activity is displayed in the foreground. There are featured inset illustrations of the following:

• Sioux City Corn Palace.
• The Peavey Grand Opera House. Chamber of Commerce Building.
• Diagramed Plats & Additions to Sioux City.
• Diagramed Sioux City Transportation Facilities.

Features references to the following locations:


Woodbury County Court House.
Post Office.
Chamber of Commerce.
Peavey Grand Opera House.
High School.
School Houses.
City Water Works.
Academy of Music.
Council Chamber and Police.
Fire Engine and Hook and Ladder Houses.
Hose Carriage Houses.
Young Men’s Christian Association.
Samaritan Home.
Buss Line Stable.
Jobbers & Manufacturer Bureau of Information.
Masonic Hall.
I. O. O. F. Hall.
K. of L. Hall.
K. of P. Hall.


Hotel Booge.
St. Elmo.
New Pacific.
Stock Exchange.


Sioux City.


Emanuel Baptist.
First Baptist.
Swedish Baptist.
St. Boniface Catholic.
St. Mary’s Catholic.
First Congregational.
May Flower Congregational.
Pilgrim Congregational.
St. Paul Episcopal.
St. Thomas Episcopal.
First Swedish Lutheran.
St. John Evangelical Lutheran.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran.
Swedish Augustana Lutheran.
First Methodist Episcopal.
German Methodist.
Haddock Memorial Methodist Episcopal.
Norwegian and Danish Methodist Episcopal.
Whitfield Methodist Episcopal.
First Presbyterian.
W. S. Presbyterian Ground.
First Unitarian.
A. M. E. Ground.
Sisters School. Catholic.
Unitarian Church.


C. M. & St. P. Passenger.
C. M. & St. P. Freight.
C. M. & St. P. Shops and Round House.
Union Passenger.
Union Freight.
I. C. Freight.
C., St. P. & O. Freight.
C., St. P. & O. Shops and Round House.
Highland Pack Motor Line.


Hawkeye Bottling Works.
Sioux City Cracker and Candy Works.
Sioux City Broom Works.
Sioux City Cooper Works.
Sioux City Gas Works.
Sioux City Plow Works.
Sioux City Vinegar and Pickle Works.
Sioux City Wire Works.
Sioux City Foundry and Machine Works.
Sioux City Cornice Works.
Selzer’s Steam Brewery.
Creamery and Produce.
Consolidated Tank Line.
Grocers, Hatenbach & Magee.
Oriental Tea Co.
Sioux City Corn Palace Grounds.


Sioux City Daily Journal.
Sioux City Tribune.
Sioux City Times.
Sioux City Stock Exchange.
Sioux City Weekly Volksfreund.
Sioux City Sunday Telegram.
Sioux City Weekly Courier.
Sioux City Newspaper Union.


S. C. Roller Process, Rounds & Martin Bros.
City Mill, Miles C. Davis, Manager.
Sioux City Linseed Oil.
Sioux City Oat Meal.
Andrews, Fletcher & Case, Planing Mill, Sash, Doors and Blinds.
Empire Planing Mill, Rice & Lower, Proprietors.
Globe Planing Mill.
Stock Exchange Building.
Sioux City Soap Works.
Booge Packing House.
Fowler Packing House.
Silberhorn Packing House.
Sioux City Union Stock Yards.


Union Stock Yards State Bank.
First National Bank.
Sioux National Bank.
Security National Bank.
Weare & Allison’s Bank.
Commercial State Bank.


Iowa Savings Bank.
Sioux City Savings Bank.
Skating Rink.
Masons Park.


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