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LORIMIER HALL. Lorimier Hall was constructed in 1855 by the firm of Coates and Wilde and named in honor of one of the city's pioneers, Peter LORIMIER. (1)

The 1857-1858 Dubuque City Directory located Lorimier Hall and the southwest corner of Main and Second.



1. Oldt, Franklin T., History of Dubuque County Iowa. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1880. Online: http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/franklin-t-oldt/history-of-dubuque-county-iowa-being-a-general-survey-of-dubuque-county-histor-tdl/page-12-history-of-dubuque-county-iowa-being-a-general-survey-of-dubuque-county-histor-tdl.shtml. (Number 12)