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ZELL, GUNNING & CO.
Peoria, IL.
1867-1886
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See listings for Almiran Cole, the founder of the Peoria distilling industry, for more information on the origins of this company.

The Zell- Schwabacher distillery closed in 1888 but later became a part of the Great Western Distillery.

Business name timeline:
Zell, Gunning & Co. (1867), Zell, Jack & Co. (1868), Zell & Francis (1870-1875), Zell, Francis & Co. (1877-1879), Zell, Schwabacher & Co. (1880-1886)

Address timeline:
no information (1867-1868), River bank, foot of Cedar (1870-1879), Grove, foot of Cedar (1880-1886)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
D


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

Appearance in directories:
1867, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886

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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