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WASHINGTON HOUSE. According to the 1856 through 1861 Dubuque City Directory, this hotel was located at the corner of 5th and Locust. In 1856 Lee and Gray were the proprietors. (1)

The 1873-74 Dubuque City Directory listed a boarding house on 1st between Main and Iowa.

The 1874-1875 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business was located at 196 1st.

The 1878-79 Dubuque City Directory listed 253 First.

The 1886-87 through 1890-91 Dubuque City Directory listed 1805 Washington.



1. "Inns of Yesteryear," Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, April 30, 1933, p. 5