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LANDON'S. Following his discharge from the military after WORLD WAR I, Charles T. Landon worked in ranching in the West for three years and returned to Dubuque in 1920. He opened Landon's Furriers with five people on one floor of a building at 245 Eighth Avenue. As business grew, a second store was acquired at 247 Eighth Avenue (Lincoln Building) with the second floor converted to factory space and the basements into storage vaults. In 1951 Landon's purchased the former Bell Telephone Company building at 824 Locust.

William Landon, the son of Charles, joined the firm after service in the Army Air Force.

Beginning as a local furrier, Landon's by 1951 had accounts in forty-three states, Mexico, Canada, Germany and Japan.

The 1934 through the 1964 Dubuque City Directory listed 245 W. 8th.



"Landon's," Telegraph-Herald, June 17, 1951, p. 8