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1951 advertisement. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding

PETER TAKOS & COMPANY. Peter G. TAKOS began the company in 1922. The 1937 Dubuque Consurvey Directory through the 1964 Dubuque City Directory listed 472 Main.

The company ceased operations under that name on April 1, 1974. It had been purchased by Less Toth who opened his business, The Olde Town Shop, at 1763 Central. Peter J. Takos, Sr. who had worked with his father joined his son's business, Takos Realty and Investments. (1)



1. Advertisement. Telegraph Herald, March 8, 1974, p. 3