CITY HOTEL. Famed Dubuque landmark on the northwest corner of Fourth and Main STREETS, the hotel was erected in 1833 by John G. Shields and J. H. Emerson, father and uncle respectively, of James H. SHIELDS. In 1858 this building, host to many of the nation's best known political and entertainment personalities, was converted into the COATES OPERA HOUSE.
The 1873-74 Dubuque City Directory listed the north side of 1st 3 west of Main.
The 1874-1875 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business was located on Clay between 5th and 6th.
The 1880 through 1886-87 Dubuque City Directory listed 553 White.