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MONARCH DISTILLING CO.
Peoria, IL.
1880-1908
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"George J Gibson, Sec. & Treas." (1880-1883), "John H Francis, Manager" (1893-1895), "John H Francis, Supt" (1896), "Charles S Easton, Supt." (1897), "Peter Casey, Manager" (1898-1900).

The Monarch was built in 1879 by John H Francis and either John or George Kidd. It later became a unit of the Whiskey Trust and the Monarch Distilling Co. a part of American Spirits Manufacturing Co., one of the businesses formed from dissolution of the Trust. Downard (1980) suggests that the distillery closed around 1905,

Business name timeline:
Monarch Distilling Co. (1880-1888), Monarch Distillery (1890-1908)

Address timeline:
Foot of Hecox (1880-1881), Monarch Ave nr Hecox (1882), Foot of Frink (1883-1888), Monarch Ave nr Sanger (1890-1901), Foot of Blaine (1902-1903), Foot of Hecox (1906-1908)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
D


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

Appearance in directories:
1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908

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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