Burke’s European Hotel, McCoy’s European Hotel I
Life Span: 1872-1910
Location: Madison street, between LaSalle and Clark streets
Chicago Evening Mail, March 8, 1872
Burke’s European Hotel, is to be rebuilt of stone on Madison street near LaSalle. It is to be 42×87 and five stories high.
Chicago Tribune, Julu 15, 1872
Burke’s European Hotel.
Burke’s European Hotel, which has been rebuilt on the old site, Nos. 140 and 142 Madison street, will be opened to the public on Tuesday next. It is the first hotel reconstructed in the burnt district, and the proprietor is worthy of commendation for his energy. Mr. Burke has lived in Chicago for twenty years, and that he possesses the characteristic enterprise inseparable from the city, he shown by re-erecting his hotel at once. His loss by fire was heavy, but that did not deter him. He has an established reputation in elegant style,is attached to to the hotel and guests will be supplied with the best the markets afford. All the rooms are fitted up in a superb manner, and everything in them looks comfortable. J. V. Farwell & Co. supplied the carpets and upholstering, and this fact is sufficient evidence that they are first-class.
Chicago Evening Mail, October 8, 1872
Burke’s European Hotel, a handsome and unique building, five stories high, on Madison street, near Clark, has been open some time and has been largely patronized.
The Land Owner, April, 1874
Burke’s Hotel, Madison St., Between Clark and LaSalle Streets.
Chicago Tribune, January 9, 1881
Under the efficient supervision and management of the general proprietor, Mr. McCoy, Burke’s Hotel, Nos. 140 and 142 Madison street, conducted on the European plan, and its fine restaurant, are constantly growing in popularity. Mr. McCoy welcomes all.
Chicago Tribune, October 30, 1881
Change in the Name.
Burke’s Hotel, Nos. 140 and 142 Madison street, will be known hereafter as “McCoy’s Hotel.” Mr. McCoy by strict attention to business and fair dealing to all, has brought a trade to this house such as it never had before, and now that he intends to remain in the hotel business he feels that his own name is the proper one to sail under.
McCoy’s European Hotel
1884 Glossup’s Stranger’s Guide to Chicago
McCoy’s European Hotel
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