1911 Kankakee City Directory

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The American Hotel in Kankakee, IL


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Description of where the hotel was.

My grandmother said that the hotel was on the railroad tracks. She said most of the boarders worked at the Bear Brand hosiery factory just accross the tracks. About 1960, there was a 2 story Speigels store about a block away, with an escalator. The hotel had been there all her life and she didn't expect it to go anywhere, so we don't have any pictures. I heard it burned in a fire that ruined a few buildings.

  • 184 Station
  • 1950's

The Dortch's leave the hotel move to 755 East Station.

In 1913, Tennessse Jordan Glover & her husband Alvin Dortch are listed as living at a different address of R 755 E. Station. Alvin & Jasper are working in the knitting company, so assuming they left the hotel in 1913.

  • kankakee, Illinois
  • 1913

Contributor: Julie_Cabitto
Created: April 19, 2009 · Modified: April 19, 2009

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