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Altman purchased the HARMONY HALL, a hotel and one of Dubuque's most prominent buildings and renamed it the ALTMAN HOUSE. He remained in the hotel business until 1888 when he retired to be a contractor. He also served as an alderman for the Third Ward for three consecutive terms around 1878-1880. (2)
1. "Theodore Altman Answers Summons," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Oct. 17, 1908, p. 13
2. "Democratic Convention," The Daily Herald, August 31, 1880, p. 4
3. "Theodore Altman..."