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HOUGH & HARDIE. According to the 1883 and 1884-1885 Dubuque City Directory, this business was located on the second story of the Times Building on 5th between Main and Locust.

The 1886-87 Dubuque City Directory listed 149 5th.

Solon Hough had to leave the business due to poor health. He moved to Asheville, North Carolina where he operated a fruit farm until his death in April 1891. (1)



"Municipal Molecules," Dubuque Daily Herald, April 29, 1891, p. 4