History of Millington Hotels and Taverns


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There were two major hotels in Millington, Austin House and Worsley Hotel. Both hotels experienced several changes in management. At times the names of these hotels were changed to reflect their proprietor’s names. Austin House, a. k. a. Boyd Hotel, Kellogg House, and White’s Hotel Harrington House, a. k. a. Neff House, and Palmer Hotel […]

June 10, 2019

History of Worsley Hotel, a. k. a. Bartlett House


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In 1871, successful businessman Timothy Worsley made a significant investment in Millington by building a new store and a large hotel named the Worsley Hotel. The hotel was directly across the street from the depot and next door to Worsley and Foster’s store.1Timothy Worsley was the principal partner in Worsley and Foster. Timothy and Abigail […]

June 10, 2019

History of Budd’s Hotel, a.k.a. Millbrook Hotel


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Jacob Budd was the driving force behind the founding and development of Millbrook. A large part of the village was built in anticipation of the coming of the railroad. In 1873, a hotel was built, which opened in January 1874.The hotel was 30 by 30 feet and 20 feet high. It was small, but said […]

May 4, 2019

History of Lisbon House, Lisbon, Illinois


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The proprietor of the Prairie Tavern was known for his hospitality and the business prospered. When the increase in business demanded it, the original log tavern was replaced with a three-story limestone building. The building was actually constructed by Thomas Spencer who settled in Big Grove Township in 1837. The new hotel was called Lisbon House, and its name was painted on the front of the building in large black letters.

May 2, 2019

History of Prairie Tavern, Lisbon, Illinois


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In 1836, John Moore moved three miles out on the prairie and built the first house in what became Lisbon. During the same year, Levi Hills, Sr., built the second building in Lisbon, a log tavern and stage stop on the western edge of the village.26 The tavern was known far and wide as Prairie Tavern.

May 2, 2019