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Jewelry box.

RICHARD D. KIRMSE. Richard Kirmse, a former employee of A. R. STAUFENBEIL AND SON opened his jewelry store on Clay Street in 1880. (1)

The 1883 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business was located at 1486 Clay.

The 1884-1885 through the 1923 Dubuque City Directory located this business at the northeast corner of 1464 Clay.



1. "Caught on the Fly," Dubuque Herald, July 28, 1880, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18800728&printsec=frontpage&hl=en