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W.P. Large and Company c.1890. Photo courtesy: State Historical Society of Iowa. Site Inventory.http://www.cityofdubuque.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2927

W. P. LARGE & CO. According to the 1857-1858 Dubuque City Directory, this business was located on the corner of Iowa and 4th.

The 1858-1859 Dubuque City Directory listed 36 Main.

The 1859-1860 Dubuque City Directory listed 43 Main as a wholesaler.

The 1861 Dubuque City Directory listed 3rd and Main.

The 1865 through 1870-1871 Dubuque City Directory located this business at 140 Main.

The 1873-74 Dubuque City Directory listed 133 Main.

The 1875-1876 Dubuque City Directory gave the address as 653 Main.

Th 1878-79 Dubuque City Directory listed 669 Main.

The 1880 through 1884-1885 Dubuque City Directory gave 205 Main.