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DUNCAN & WALLER. The 1873-74 and 1874-1875 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business, the DUNCAN-WALLER OPERA HOUSE was located on the northwest corner of 5th and Main.

The 1878-79 through 1890-91 Dubuque City Directory listed 151 Fifth.