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ARTHUR ANDRIESSEN
Pittsburgh, PA.
1872-1903
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Est. 1872.

Two listings, same person? "Importer of Fine Wines, Brandies, Gins, Jamaica Rum &c. English Ale and Porter Constantly on Draught. 2nd door above Semple's store".

The following is taken from the "Pittsburgh and Allegheny Illustrated Review: Historical, Biographical and Commercial". It was published by J M Elstner & Co., Pittsburgh, PA., in 1889:

A. Andriessen. - Wholesale Dealer in Pure Wines, Liquors, Etc.; 172 Federal Street, Allegheny.
One of the best known and most successful of the wholesale wine and liquor dealers of the two cities is Mr. Arthur Andriessen, who has carried on the business in Allegheny since 1872. He occupies a handsome and commodious three story and basement building at 172 Federal street, where he carries on hand at all times a large and completely assorted stock of the purest rye whiskies, being agent for the celebrated brands manufactured by Gibson's Sons & Co., A. Guckenheimer & Bro., J. A. Dougherty's Sons and G. W. Jones, and he also carries a large and complete assortment of the finest champagnes and Rhine wines, moselles, clarets, ports, sherries and other wines, the finest French brandies, the best Holland and English gins, and all foreign wines, liqueurs and cordials, of which he is a direct importer. His stock is not surpassed in the completeness of its assortment in the two cities, and he has a large trade which extends throughout Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Eastern Ohio, in which he is well and favorably known by reason of the promptness and accuracy of his dealings, the superior quality of his stock, and his reliability in every respect. Mr. Andriessen is a native of Detroit, Mich., has had a long experience in this business, and is well and favorably known to the trade.

Business name timeline:
Arthur Andriessen

Address timeline:
172-173 Federal St, Allegheny (1879-1893), 188 Federal (1894-1898), 916 Federal (1899-1903)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
W


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

Appearance in directories:
1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903

Directories consulted:
1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890, 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

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

Major street name renumbering in 1884 and again 1896, again in 1899 (Ohio Ave). Washington became Warrington in 1910. Just liquor dealer pages until 1899, except in 1874, 1878, 1880. 1875, 1887 are missing. 1877 and 1878 pages are identical, so one is missing. 1886, 1891, is partial listing. 1901 - started showing phone exchanges and numbers for all. 1907. No Distillers, Liquors begins with "Bigley". 1909, 1912, no distillers.

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