Relive the biggest business districts, entertainment areas and infrastructure projects in Sioux City from the 1970s.
The Fourth Street Mall -- an experimental pedestrian mall between Nebraska and Pierce streets -- is shown on Oct. 16, 1970. The mall, sponsored by the Siouxland Council on Arts and Sciences, was part of Siouxland Arts Festival '70.
This 1970s-era photo shows Aalfs Manufacturing Co.'s former manufacturing/distribution facility in Sioux City's Bridgeport industrial area.
Burt Brown and Hospital Maintenance & Repair program students are seen in this 1970 archival photo at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City.
Buildings Feedlot at Western Iowa Tech Community College, around 1970s, are shown in this archival photo in Sioux City.
From left: Briar Cliff students Dan Henrich, Monica (Kuennen) Burrows, Bill Borrows and Sue Claeys ride a tandem bicycle outside Alverno Hall in the loop. This picture was used in a 1970 Briar Cliff admissions brochure.
Bishop Frank H. Greteman was appointed on Oct. 15, 1970.
A rendering for the Brandeis department store proposed in the 1970s for downtown Sioux City is shown above. The land at Fourth and Jackson streets was cleared and a hole dug in preparation for construction, but the project later fell by the wayside. It's among a handful of high-profile projects in Sioux City over the years that never materialized.
Work takes place over Interstate 29 for the new approach to the new Siouxland Veterans Memorial Bridge in August 1979 in Sioux City. The $28 million bridge opened in 1981. The new bridge replaced the old Combination Bridge, which was demolished after 85 years of service.
Work takes place over Interstate 29 for the new approach to the new $28 million Siouxland Veterans Memorial Bridge in August 1979 in Sioux City. The new bridge replaced the old Combination Bridge which was demolished.
Reinforced concrete beams were laid across Interstate 29 on August 2, 1979, at the site of the bridge interchange project to form part of the deck of a mid-level interchange platform.
This postcard shows the Sioux City Federal Plaza in 1970.
The Biltmore Motel and Restaurant was located at 5900 Gordon Dr. This image was used for advertising on KTIV and was taken in the mid-1970s. The Biltmore dates back to the 1950s.
South Sioux City residents view television at their home in the early 1970s.
Fred Tinker, general manager of Big Soo Terminal, 4101 Harbor Drive, is silhouetted agaisnt a barge of molasses being unloaded on the riverfront in 1970. Mr. Tinker, who is cochairman of the Chamber of Commerce Waterways Committee, was one of the Port of Sioux City's most active supporters.
George Lindblade, left, talks to an unidentified Sioux City fireman at the scene of a fire in 1970.
An early winter storm hit Sioux City on Oct. 9, 1970, causing power lines to fall on this city street.
The harbor of the Sioux City marina, which lies on a tract of land between the Isabella Street exit on Interstate 29 and the Combination Bridge, was completed in the fall of 1969. The City of Sioux City will have the responsibility of operating, maintaining and developing the marina which has a capacity for 450 boats. The city paid $115,000 and the Army Corps of Engineers paid $40,000 toward the project.
Senftner Volkswagen, located in the Mary Treglia urban renewal area, is shown in this Aug. 8, 1970, photo. Construction by W.A. Klinger on this building, and several other projects in Sioux City, was stalled due to an iron workers strike.
Construction by Hobe Engineering on the municipal parking ramp in downtown Sioux City was halted due to an iron workers strike in August of 1970.
The grand opening of Everett's Furniture Barn, 2400 Dakota Ave., South Sioux City, took place in November 1970.
Olson Cycle Center opened its doors at this location at Third Street and Wesley Way in April 1970.
Gretchen Hauff, left, and Helen Bollman, director of the Y.W.C.A., stand in the construction area of the swimming pool for the Y.W.C.A. in this April 1970 photo.
Gov. Robert D. Ray and his wife, Billie, shown with Col. Donald W. Forney, visit the 185th Tactical Fighter Group, Iowa Air National Guard, in Sioux City in this July 1970 photo.
This 1974 photo shows the exterior of The Normandy restaurant located at 3726 Summit St. in Sioux City.
Fantles, shown in this Jan. 25, 1970, photo, completed remodeling of its downtown store located at 504 Fourth St., in mid-September of the previous year. The final "new look" touch was the storefront.
The market board in the lobby of the Livestock Exchange Building in the Sioux City Stockyards is shown Jan. 25, 1970. The Journal had a news bureau in the building.
Aerial of Sioux City Stockyards taken Jan. 25, 1970.
Sioux Quality Packers Inc. is shown January 25, 1970.
Steel grating has replaced the original wooden planks and railroad tracks on the floor of Sioux City's Combination Bridge shown in this February 1971 photo. The bridge was so named because it originally carried a combination of traffic -- trains, horses and buggies and pedestrians.
Beginning of stages of construction of the Siouxland Veterans Memorial Bridge are seen in this undated photo. The Combination Bridge linked Sioux City with South Sioux City for more than 80 years.
A worker stands by the buffet at the Normandy restaurant in this image taken in January of 1974.
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