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Tag Archives: Burtis House
A Davenport Landmark: The Old Burtis House
Back in 1857, there was built in Davenport a hotel named the Burtis House (hotels back then were also called houses). The Burtis was built by Dr. J.J. Burtis. Dr. Burtis was not unfamiliar with the hotel business. He had … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Burtis House, Crescent Macaroni Factory, Dr. J.J. Burtis, Fire, Hotels 3 Comments
Urban Recycling–Davenport Style
The Burtis House was built in 1857 on east 5th Street in downtown Davenport. Billed as the biggest hotel in Iowa, the Burtis was perfectly positioned to take advantage of the passenger trains coming over the first railroad bridge across … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Burtis House, Crescent Lofts, Crescent Macaroni, Davenport, Davenport Lofts, Iowa, Local History, urban recycling 2 Comments