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Abeln Abstract Company in 2010 at 47 West 7th ST.

ABELN ABSTRACT AND TITLE COMPANY. The office of Abeln Abstract was the first building constructed in Dubuque's URBAN RENEWAL area. The $44,000 building was completed three years after the $9.6 million urban renewal program was approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Land was purchased from the city's Urban Renewal Department for $14,613. Abeln was one of four developers that submitted bids when parcels of land were first offered for sale.

The 1939 Dubuque City Directory listed 47 W. 7th.

Prior to moving into its new building in 1970, the company was located at 29 Eighth Avenue.

The name by 1945 had become Abeln Abstract Company.



"Abeln Abstract Will be First in Renewal Area", Telegraph Herald, February 5, 1970.