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Dubuque Oatmeal powerhouse at 7th and Washington. Undated photo. Library of Congress.
DUBUQUE OATMEAL MILL. The mill was established around 1878 by Wallace and Christie. It was reorganized in 1881 and operated as a stock company. The officers were Julius K. Graves, president; William Christie, vice-president and manager; and C. J. Brayton, secretary and treasurer. The directors included William ANDREW, Julius K. Graves, William Christie, Henry L. STOUT, and John BELL.

On July 16, 1886 at 7:00 p.m. a fire alarm was sounded but within minutes the building was totally destroyed.

The 1884-1885 Dubuque City Directory listed 7th and Washington as the address.

The 1886-87 Dubuque City Directory listed the northeast corner of 7th and Washington.

The site was later used by MARTIN-STRELAU CO. (THE)