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The boundaries that mark what we call the “Northside,” are extremely blurry. The line between what is considered Downtown and Northside is especially blurry, and greatly varies depending on to whom you are speaking with and what time period you are referring to. Back in the 1870s, development in Sioux City had been steadily expanding north from the Missouri River to about 11th Street. The city limits in 1883 only extended north to about where 21st Street is today. Additions like Peirce’s Addition, Rose Hill, and Hedges’s Addition continued residential development in the northern areas throughout the 1880s. The outlying community of Leeds was annexed in 1890 and the city limits expanded further into the north. Today the Northside borders are generally, though quite disputed, from the county line south to anywhere between 14th and 18th Street, and from Leeds and the Floyd River west to near Hamilton Boulevard. Like Morningside, today this area has gained a reputation as a premier residential area for Sioux City, with new subdivisions like the Country Club, Sunset View, and Indian Hills.

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