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200 Main Street   •   Dubuque, IA 52001
 

OUR STORY

AT THE HOTEL JULIEN DUBUQUE

It Began as the Waples House
Since 1839, a hotel or inn has occupied the corner of Second and Main — the present site of the Hotel Julien Dubuque. The original structure, four stories high, was called the Waples House and was named after its owner, Peter Waples, a wealthy Dubuque merchant. It was the first building visible to the travelers entering Dubuque from across the Mississippi. The Waples House was furnished extravagantly and was known far and wide for its gourmet cuisine.

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