SIOUX CITY | Area residents can get a taste of one of Sioux City's most historic residential areas on July 13 during a free open house and walking tour along Jackson Street.
The Victorian-era Peirce Mansion, 2901 Jackson St., will be open for an open house between 6 and 7 p.m. Following the open house, a 75-minute Historic Jackson Walking Tour will then depart from the mansion and explore the surrounding area.
Led by Tom Munson, archival manager at the Sioux City Public Museum, the half-mile walking tour will discuss the street's history, people and architecture. Both events will be free.
Built by local developer John Peirce in 1893, the Peirce Mansion is an example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. It served as the site of the Sioux City Public Museum for 50 years between 1961 and 2011.
Restoration began when the museum moved to an expanded facility downtown. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion serves as a venue for weddings, birthday parties, graduation receptions and company events.