Several famous people are associated with these Steele County historic places including Daniel S. Piper and Reuben A. Kaplan.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Steele County places including Louis Sullivan, W.B. Dunnell, Frank A. Gutterson, Hammel & Anderson, T.D. Allen, Cedar Rapids & Northern Burlington, Silas Jacobson, King, George E., Bridge Company, Warren B. Dunnell and W.W. Curtis. Prominent architectural styles found in Steele Country are Romanesque, Classical Revival and Greek Revival.