Pekin, IL.
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"E W Wilson, Pres., A H Purdie, Vice Pres., C L Wilson, Sec.-Treas., Geo P Kroll, Supt." (1894, 1898, 1907), "E W Wilson, Pres., A H Purdie, Vice Pres., C L Wilson, Sec.-Treas., J D Wilson, Asst. Sec.-Treas., Geo P Kroll, Distiller" (1913, 1915).

"If Your Use Whiskey at all - American Pride IS WHAT YOU WANT! For Medicinal or Potable Purposes of Any Kind. The American Distilling Co., Registered Distillery No. 7, Pekin, Illinois" (1918)

The American Distilling Co., Distillers of Everclear Alcohol and Cologne Spirits for Mechanical, Medicinal, Scientific and Manufacturing Purposes Only. Branches at New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore" (1920).

From Celia S. (1/16/20): "I have a cocktail booklet from this company dated 1934 (using some of the brands listed in your description) - so they were in business at least until then!"

The company used the brand names:
"American Pride", "Colonge Springs", "English Dry Gin", "Hopedale Rye", "Juniper Berry Gin", "Longwood", "Meadwood", "Old American Rye", "Old Colony Gin", "Pekinil Gin", "Silver Run Bourbon", "Silver Run Gin", and "Three Star Spirits."

Business name timeline:
The American Distilling Co. Inc.

Address timeline:
S Front nr City Limits

c. 1894

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):

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

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Appearance in directories:
1898, 1900, 1907, 1909, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1920

Directories consulted:
1861, 1870, 1887, 1898, 1900, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1920

Pekin directory notes:
D = distillers, R = Rectifiers, W = Wines & Liquors. Note that Pekin is across the river and directly to the south of Peoria.

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