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Furniture showroom. c. 1912. Photo courtesy: https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/220
The R. Hermann store on the corner just missed being hit by a streetcar. Photo courtesy: Jim Kenline

R. HERRMANN & SONS. The former DUBUQUE CABINET MAKERS' ASSOCIATION, was purchased by Richard HERRMANN in 1877 and renamed by 1909.

The 1909 Dubuque City Directory located this business at 10th and Main.

The 1911-12 and 1915 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business was located at 1000-1020 Main.

The 1916-1917 White's Dubuque County Directory listed Main at the corner of 10th as the address.

The 1923 Dubuque City Directory listed 1000-20 Main.

The 1929 Dubuque City Directory listed 545 Main.



"Richard Herrmann in Business Fifty Years," Telegraph Herald and Times Journal, June 12, 1927, p. 4. Online: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7J9FAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vLwMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3382,5237935&dq=richard+herrmann+dubuque&hl=en