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JOHN BELL. John Bell was born in Scotland on December 15, 1827 and emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1844. He moved to Dubuque in 1853, established himself as a carpenter, and worked on many local buildings for the next thirty years.



Sommer, Lawrence J. The Heritage of Dubuque-An Architectural View. East Dubuque: Tel Graphics and First National Bank of Dubuque, 1975, p. 161

Oldt, Franklin. The History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Western History Company, 1880, p. 765

The 1868-69 and 1880 Dubuque City Directory gave the address as the east side of Locust between 9th and 10th.

The 1886-87 Dubuque City Directory listed a shop at the back of the LORIMIER HOUSE.

The 1890-91 Dubuque City Directory listed 174 Wilson.