Tracy Drake

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Tracy C Drake
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Born 1864
Died 1939
Laguna Beach, CA[1]
Occupation Hotelier
Spouse(s) Annie
Children Carlos and Francis (4 Grandchildren including Betsy Drake)
Parents John Burroughs Drake (1826-1895) & Josephine C. Corey

Tracy C Drake (1864–1939) and his brother John Drake (1872-1964) were the developers and proprietors of the Blackstone Hotel and Drake Hotel,[2] which are both located along Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL. The former is located in the Chicago Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District and the latter along the Magnificent Mile. Their father John Drake (1826-1895) had been a business partner of Timothy Blackstone.

The brothers acquired the property for the Drake Hotel from the estate of Potter Palmer in 1916 after it gave up on the idea of building a hotel itself.[3] He is the grandfather of the film actress Betsy Drake.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Berger, Miles L., "They Built Chicago: Entrepreneurs Who Shaped a Great City's Architecture," Bonus Books, Inc., Chicago, 1992, p. 159., ISBN.
  2. ^ Berger, Miles L., "They Built Chicago: Entrepreneurs Who Shaped a Great City's Architecture," Bonus Books, Inc., Chicago, 1992, p. 152., ISBN 0-929387-76-7.
  3. ^ Stamper, John W., "Chicago's North Michigan Avenue," pp. 118-122, The University of Chicago Press, 1991, ISBN 0-226-77085-0.