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ARENZ SHOE STORE. Established in 1902, Arenz Shoe Company was located at 640 Main according to the 1948 Dubuque Classified Business Directory through 1957 Dubuque City Directory and 898 Main from 1959 to 1968.

From 1970 to 1983 the store was located at 745 Main in the TOWN CLOCK PLAZA.



"Chronology '72," Telegraph Herald