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The 1865 through 1875-1876 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business was located at the northeast corner of 8th and Bluff.
In August 1876 William L. BRADLEY, Sr. purchased the hotel for $27,500. The Barnard brothers, however, continued to operate the business. (5) In 1894 the hotel was purchased by Charles E. WALES and renamed the Wales Hotel.
The building was destroyed by fire on July 5, 1917 and the site was later used for the construction of the home for the Telegraph Herald.
In the 1880 through 1899-1900 Dubuque City Directory the address was given as the corner of Julien and Bluff.
1. "Death of Peter A. Lorimier," The Herald, October 17, 1871, p. 4
2. "Caught on the Fly," Dubuque Herald, June 2, 1874, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18740602&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
3. "Improvements on the Lorimier House," Daily Herald, June 26, 1874, p. 4
4. "A Rich Token of Appreciation," Dubuque Herald, June 3, 1874. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18740603&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
5. "The Lorimier House," Dubuque Herald, August 3, 1876, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18760803&printsec=frontpage&hl=en