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Historic Porter Hotel opened with 54 guest rooms and 3 apartments in 1939. Built by W. Earl Porter who was a partner in J.C. Penney, the hotel featured the first elevator in Beloit. The steel and concrete building was considered among the finest between Kansas City and Denver. Iconic big bands including Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey played and stayed here. The hotel coffee shop was featured in the 1958 edition of Adventures In Good Eating by food critic Duncan Hines.
In 1989, the guest rooms were transformed to apartments and in 2004 the building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Today, the Porter House is home to residents of all ages and incomes. The building includes 27 one-bedroom and three two-bedroom apartments of which 3 are ADA accessible. Amenities include an exercise room, elevator, laundry facilities, a private garden and the inimitable presence of GM Kevin Mickey who is regarded far and wide as the premier host of weekly coffee hours, pot luck dinners and his famed Christmas Brunch.
Porter House is more than an address. It is home to vibrant and vital residents who favor Beloit-living over all other options.
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Kevin Mickey, General Manager, brings a lifetime of top-tier management experience to the Porter House operations. He came to Beloit from Abilene, Kansas to manage Porter House in 2013. Prior to that he was one of the founders of the Kirby House Restaurant and was personally involved in the renovation and restoration of the building. He owned a nightclub, managed a convention center, was a fashion consultant for Gucci, worked in the management office of the Denver Dry Goods in Denver, CO, and for an advertising agency in Colorado Springs.
Mickey’s cumulative past makes him ideal to oversee all the broad aspects and even the nuances of a large multi-unit residence as upscale as Porter House.
He’s passionate about history, art and antiques. He’s experienced in renovation of precious older buildings. He’s spent the bulk of his professional life owning and managing businesses and understands the role his management plays in the success of those buildings.
Mickey’s appreciation of historical significance has rewritten the story of Porter House since his arrival in Beloit nearly 8 years ago. He has engaged the community and is a member of both the Beloit Rotary Club (publishing their weekly newsletter) and the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce. He is as well a member of the Solomon Valley Economic Development Inc. organization, a group dedicated to growing prosperity in North Central Kansas communities.
As well, Mickey has endeared himself to the residents of Porter House instituting weekly coffee hour and potluck dinners. He’s become nearly famous for his annual Christmas Brunch he hosts for the residents and their families.
When the workday is done, it’s likely you’ll find Kevin Mickey under the arbors of the outdoor gardens at Porter House. There in the genteel surroundings, Kevin likes to take a breather and enjoy a cocktail and a cigar. From this perspective, one can appreciate how far Kevin Mickey has brought Porter House into the limelight it deserves!
Looking forward to a new home with all the amenities necessary to streamline your lifestyle? Porter House offers you a convenient, modern, congenial atmosphere with security, privacy and quiet. Contact us to discuss your particular needs when making your next important move!