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E. R. LUMBERT & CO. The 1865 Guide, Gazetteer and Directory of the Dubuque & Soux (sic) City Railroad through 1873-74 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business was located at the corner of 7th and White.

In July 1873, the company charged in an article that lumber dealers in Dubuque had met on July 16, 1873 and agreed to prohibit selling to any person except a dealer who belonged to the "Combination." E. R. Lumbert & Company did not join the "Ring" and said it would sell to anyone. The company asked the public to continue to patronize independent companies rather than those who wished to monopolize the business. (1)

The 1875-1876 through 1886-87 Dubuque City Directory gave the address as the northeast corner of 7th and White.



"Card to Mechanics, Builders and Farmers," Dubuque Herald, July 24, 1873, p. 1. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18730724&printsec=frontpage&hl=en