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CLARKE BROS. DISTILLING CO.
Peoria, IL.
1888-1899
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This was the location of Clarke Bros.' orginal distillery. It was later replaced with a new plant at the foot of Pecan & S Peoria. See the listing for Clarke Bros & Co. for more details.

Read more about this company in the following article:
Charles Clarke and "Secrets" of the Whiskey Trust, by Jack Sullivan

Business name timeline:
Clarke Bros. Distilling Co. (1888), Clarke Bros. Distillery (1890-1899)

Address timeline:
Grove, foot of Persimmon

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
D


Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
Peoria directory notes

Appearance in directories:
1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899

Directories consulted:
1844, 1856, 1857, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1863, 1865, 1867, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919

Peoria directory notes:
D = Distilleries, L = Liquor Merchants (1856), W = Liquors, Wholesale, S = Saloons (1881). In the early years (ca 1863-1867) , addresses were often omitted (indicated by "nd"). There was a street renumbering, perhaps city-wide but evident in Washington addresses, in 1872/1873, with both old and new numbers indicated in the 1873 directories. The 1881 directory shows that Water St. has been renumbered. Directires are missing Liquor wholesalers for 1901, no distillers for 1904 or 1905. Several years are missing copies. There are no liquor-related entries for 1920. My directory copies include partial listings for Saloons for 1881-1886: they were not included here.

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