History of McLay Hotel, Bristol Station, Illinois

Historic Hotels / Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Alexander McLay/McLeay and his wife Margaret McLay/McLeay built and operated a hotel in Bristol Station. The hotel was the first building north of the railroad tracks on the west side of Main Street.

1860 census of Bristol Station, page 122, enumeration date July 28, family # 833.

McLay, Alexander    50 M Scotland Hotel keeper 
McLay, Margaret 45 F Scotland
McLay, Frank 17 M IL
Knox, Lyman S. 68 M IL
Robinson, Margaret 21 F NY
Booth, Edward H. 30 M England Carpenter
Booth, Lucy (McLay) 24 F NY
Gordon, Margaret 26 F Scotland

In 1881, storekeeper Horace Young purchased the hotel building for a storeroom. 1Kendall County Record, August 22, 1881.



1Kendall County Record, August 22, 1881.

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