"SHSI Certificate of Recognition"
"Best on the Web"

Encyclopedia Dubuque


"Encyclopedia Dubuque is the online authority for all things Dubuque, written by the people who know the city best.”
Marshall Cohen—researcher and producer, CNN

Affiliated with the Local History Network of the State Historical Society of Iowa, and the Iowa Museum Association.


From Encyclopedia Dubuque
Jump to navigationJump to search

A. J. MEHLIN. The 1878-79 Dubuque City Directory indicated that this business was located at 1078 Main.

The 1884-1885 and 1886-87 Dubuque City Directory gave the southeast corner of 7th and Locust.

The 1890-91 Dubuque City Directory listed 1030 Main as the location of a confectionery and caterer.

Mehlin was known locally for his creations of local sites in miniature. In March, 1876 he displayed a miniature of the German Theological Seminary in his store window. (1)



1. "Caught on the Fly," Dubuque Herald, March 12, 1876, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18760312&printsec=frontpage&hl=en