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L & A SCHARFF
St. Louis, MO.
1883-1918
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The two Scharffs were Lazarus and Adolph (thanks to Mark Buscher for providing the information). They were drawing liquor from RD #112 (Anderson Co., KY): see the distillery listing for more details

Directory Notes: Sole agent Royal Pepsin Bitters, US and Canada (1902). "Pretoria Rye, None Better" (1904).

The company used the brand names:
"Ameliorated", "Blue Lodge", "Camp Spring", "Captain Jack", "Delmonico Rye", "Eagle", "Maple Hollow", "Nelson Creek", "Pretoria", and "Spring Hill ."

Business name timeline:
L & A Scharff (1883-1903), L & A Scharff, Distillers (1904-1906), L & A Scharff Distilling Co. (1916-1918)

Address timeline:
215 N Main (1883-1887), 15 S 2 nd (1888-1900), 20 S Main (1902-1918), 201-203 S 4 th (1904-1906), 515 Clark Ave (1916-1918)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
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Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
St. Louis directory notes



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Appearance in directories:
1883, 1885, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1916, 1918

Directories consulted:
1854, 1857, 1859, 1860, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909,, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

St. Louis directory notes:
V= Wine & Liquor (Wholesale), V-R = Wine & Liquor (Retail), W = Whiskey (Wholesale), L = Liquors (Wholesale) D = Distiller, DA = distiller's agent

1859 has Wines & Liquors, Retail. They were not incuded here. 1866: now separate headings for Jobbers, Rectifiers, Bourbon. 1867: All street numbers have changed. 1872: Listings are more minimal, "Chesnut" has become "Chestnut". 1885: Carondelet is now Broadway, 5 th is Broadway. 1889: largely missing. 1893: Liquor wholesalers only (wines & liquors in previous yrs. 1901 on: sparse, Liquors Wholesale only 1914: Main becomes 1 st St 1916 on now have separate distiller pages

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