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A LAPP & CO.
Louisville, KY.
1873-1894
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In 1892, the company was being supplied by the Pleasure Ridge Park distillery and the Willow Creek Distillery, both of Kentucky's 5th district.

"Old Crow" was first introduced by Dr. James C. Crow who was born in 1789 in Scotland. He was a physician who emigrated to the US in 1823 and settled in KY where he was said to have discovered the importance of limestone water in whiskey-making. He was introduced to the business at the urging of Col. Willis Field of Woodford Co., taking over his distillery and introducing sanitation and the scientific approach to the industry. Some suggest he also introduced the sour mash method (Downard). Crow died in 1856. The "Old Crow" brand had been established in partnership with Oscar Pepper, who built the Old Crow distillery around 1860. It was purchased by the W. A. Gaines Co. (W.A. Gaines & E.H. Taylor Jr.) who also had also acquired the Hermitage distillery and the "Old Hermitage" brand. The company was dissolved in 1922.

The company used the brand names:
"Buck Lick", and "Crow."

Business name timeline:
A Lapp & Co. (1873), Lapp, Goldsmith & Co. (1877-1887), Lapp-Goldsmith Co. (1889-1894)

Address timeline:
48 4 th, nr Main (1873), 56-58 7 th, nr Main (1877), 185 Main, bet 5 th & 6 th (1878-1881), 517 W Main (1882-1887), 129 3 rd (1889-1891), 152 3 rd (1893-1894)

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



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Appearance in directories:
1873, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894

Directories consulted:
1866, 1867, 1869, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919

Louisville directory notes:
W = Wines & Liquors, I = Importers, D = Distillers, R = Rectifiers, DA = Distiller's Agents, B = Brokers (1892), S = Saloons (1905), M = Mail Order House (1915). Listings for wholesalers from 1866 to 1869 and for distillers 1866 through to 1906 were compiled from a typescript prepared by Norma Snyder. 1887 and 1889 wholesaler listings are partial, missing last names in the alphabet, 1890, 1895 missing their entirety. No copies of listings in any category for 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901. 1888 has a partial list of Importers (not found in copies for other years). 1905 copies include Saloons (not incorporated). 1906 is incomplete for distillers, missing wholesalers.

1881 witnessed a major city-wide street reorganization so all addresses change. In 1909, there is a second renumbering and this year shows both old and the new number in brackets.

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