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1955 advertisement. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding

MCCARTEN PLUMBING COMPANY. Established in 1896, the company according to the 1939 Dubuque Classified Business Directory and 1945 Dubuque City Directory was listed at 231 W. 5th.

The 1948 Dubuque Classified Business Directory through 1957 Dubuque City Directory listed 473 8th Ave.

The 1962 Dubuque City Directory listed McCarten Plumbing and Heating Company at 473 8th Ave.