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JOHN O'DOHERTY
Pittsburgh, PA.
1866-1917
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Est. 1866.

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:

O'Dohertv & Co., Limited. -Wholesale Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Wines and Liquors; 17 and 18 Water Street, Corner of Penn Avenue.
This prominent and old established wholesale liquor house was founded in 1866, and after passing through several hands was acquired by the firm of John O'Doherty & Co., the present company being formed in 1883. In 1880 Mr. John O'Doherty died, and the members of the firm now are Mr. Daniel P. O'Doherty and Annie O'Doherty.

The firm deal extensively at wholesale in foreign and domestic wines and liquors, old Monongahela and rectified whisky, etc., their specialties being their own brand of genuine pure nine-year old Fort Duquesne Whisky, and Finch's Golden Wedding, which has a widespread reputation and is in large demand. The building occupied by the firm for business purposes is one of the oldest landmarks in Pittsburgh, having been erected in 1810, and standing upon ground where in ante-Revolutionary times Forts Duquesne and Pitt stood. It is a substantial three-story brick structure, and is kept constantly filled with large stocks of superior wines and liquors. Throughout its history the reputation of the house has been of the highest character, and it now ranks among the largest and most important wholesale liquor concerns of Pittsburgh. Mr. Daniel P. O'Doherty has the entire management of the business, and is an affable, agreeable and energetic business man.

Business name timeline:
John O'Doherty (1879-1880), John O'Doherty & Co. (1881-1886), John O'Doherty & Co. Ltd (1887-1890), O'Dougherty & Co. Ltd. (1892-1903), O'Dougherty & Co. (1904-1917)

Address timeline:
Water & Penn Ave (1879), 17-18 Water (1880-1903), 325-327 Liberty Ave (1904-1912), 422 Penn Ave (1913-1917)

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



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Appearance in directories:
1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 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

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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