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M WOLLSTEIN MERCANTILE CO.
Kansas City, MO.
1880-1918
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Est. 1880.
"T Wollstein & J Seligson" (no date, but ca. 1895). Advertising refers to this address as the "Main House" or "Station A".

It is not certain whether the origins of this company were in Missouri or in Nebraska because they had multiple branch offices in both states (and others). A price list from 1889 identifies several of these by name:
    M. Wollstein & Co., W Main St., Sedalia, MO
    H Brann & Co., 233 Booneville St., Springfield, MO
    M Glass & Co., 224 N 10th St., Lincoln, NE
    H Brann & Co., 311 Larimer St., Denver, CO
    M Wollstein & Co., 522 S 13th St., Omaha, NE
    Chicago Liquor House, 222 16th St., Omaha, NE
    M Wollstein & Co., 1420 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO
    M Glass & Co., 304 Main St., Kansas City, MO

See also:
    H Brann & Co., Kansas City, MO
    Wollstein Merc. Co., St Joseph, MO.,

The company used the brand names:
"Ambassador", "Anderson 1874", "Anderson Club", "Anderson County", "Blue Ribbon", "Burrwood", "Caney Creek", "Cascade", "Cedar Brook", "Cedar Point", "Clarke's Pure Rye", "D Rohrer & Co.", "David Rohrer", "Duffy's Malt Whiskey", "Edgewater", "Freeland", "G. W. S. Springwater", "Gibson's Rye", "Good Luck Rye", "Green River", "Guckenheimer", "Hermitage", "I. W. Harper", "Iler's Malt Whiskey", "J. G. Mattingly & Son", "Jackson Bourbon", "Kentucky Club", "Lewis & Son", "M. V. Monarch", "M.S. Bond", "Marshall", "Melridge Straight Penn Rye", "Melrose", "Melwood", "Millrose", "Monarch", "Monticello Maryland Rye", "OFC Taylor", "Old Crow", "Old Document", "Old Elkport", "Old Horsey", "Old Stone", "Old Taylor", "Old Trail Penna. Whiskey", "Sunny Side All Rye", "Swearingen Sour Mash", "T J Megibben", "T. J. Monarch", "T. P. Ripy", "W. H. Head & Co.", "W. H. McBrayer", "Welfare Club", "White Malt Rye", "Wollstein's Pure Rye", "Wollstein's Select", "Wollstein's Sour Mash", "Wollstein's Special Reserve", and "Woodland."

Business name timeline:
M Wollstein (1881-1904), M Wollstein Mercantile Co. (1905-1918)

Address timeline:
1068-1070 Union Ave, W.K. (1881-1914), 23-25 E 24 th (1915-1918)


1068-1070 Union Ave, ca. 1895

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
W, V-R (1889)


Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
Kansas City directory notes



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1889

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c. 1911

Appearance in directories:
1881, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Directories consulted:
1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Kansas City directory notes:
W = Wine & Liquor Dealers, Wholesale, D = distilleries (1881), V-R = Wine & Liquor Dealers, Retail (1889). Directories for 1870-1874, 1878, 1880-1885, 1895, and 1901 came in the form of type-written transcriptions rather than photocopies.

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