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GEORGE A FERDINAND. Ferdinand opened his drug store, "using only the purest and best of drugs," in 1882 at 714 Main.(1)

According to the 1883 Dubuque City Directory, this business was located at 695 Main.

The 1884-1885 Dubuque City Directory listed 704 Main as the address.



1. "To the Public," Dubuque Herald, January 19, 1882, p. 4