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CHARLES WITTENBERG
St. Louis, MO.
1884-1918
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The Chas H. Wittenberg Distilling Co. is listed at 2652-2654 Franklin Ave from at least 1916 to 1918.
Business directories are incomplete, but Charles Wittenberg is identified as a wholesaler from 1884. He was at 1015 Washington Ave. He moved to Franklin Ave in 1886 then his sons joined the company in 1894. Apparently they weren't much help because they left again in 1897. The switch to "Distilling Co." occurred some time after 1900.

The company used the brand name: "Blue Wing."

Business name timeline:
Charles Wittenberg (1884-1888), Charles Wittenberg & Sons (1894-1897), Chas H Wittenberg (1898-1900), C H Wittenberg Distilling Co. (1916-1918)

Address timeline:
1015 Washington Ave (1884-1885), 2652-2656 Franklin Ave (1887-1918)

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:
1884, 1885, 1887, 1888, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1900, 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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