Beatley's

The site of Midwestcon 1851-1953. Midwestcon left for reasons which are unclear, and probably multiple. Certainly one reason was that three fans were turned away from Beatley's in 1953 because the proprietor would not rent a room to an African-American. One of them was Bev Clark, and Buck Coulson and Gene DeWeese left with her. Harlan Ellison expressed outrage, but remained. See below for other reasons.

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
The popular Ohio resort hotel on Indian Lake; scene of the MidWestCons till things got too 7th-Fandom-like for the Beatleys to stand. Randy Garrett is credited with the byname, "Beastley's on the Bayou".
from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960
Apparently this tag for the resort (Beatley's) on Indian Lake, where the early Midwestcons were held, was coined by Steve Schultheis in the April '52 Cleveland SFS Bulletin, rather than (as I originally declared) by Randall Garrett.