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J. J. STRAYER CREDIT STORE. The 1899-1900 Dubuque City Directory listed J. J. Strayer at 1142 Iowa.

The 1904-1905 Dubuque City Directory located this business at 1109 Iowa.

The 1911-12 and 1923 Dubuque City Directory listed 1105-1109 Iowa as the address for JOHN J. STRAYER.

While J. J. Strayer Credit Store was the name used in the city directories, it was not used in advertising in the newspapers of those years. The store was referred to as J. J. Strayer. It may have been that Strayer was advertising his credit availability in this manner.