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Businesses -- Early
T R Tinsley
Arthur N Alkire
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
A reflection on Kansas City's "boozy past," especially liquor stores and saloons in the West Bottoms, and a "tour" of present-day distilleries and pubs in the Kansas City area. Includes a color picture...
Advertising card for Peter Kelly with an image of yellow roses. Front of card says: "Peter Kelly, Dealer in Groceries, Wines, Liquors, Corn, Oats, Bran, Hay, Etc., Etc." Back of card is blank. Address...
Mike Berbiglia--It Was a Very Good Year
Article about Mike Berbiglia and his liquor store chain Berbiglia, Incorporated, with histories of his career and of the company started in 1917 at 108 1/2 East 8th Street, and his charitable activities,...
Behind Brand Names: A Look at Four Local Firms That Have Outgrown Their Origins. ..
Article about the Berbiglia liquor store chain started by Mike Berbiglia (pictured at the age of 30 in 1934) just after the end of Prohibition (first selling liquor at his grocery store in 1933 at 31st...
Before Prohibition, during Prohibition and Now
Article lamenting the social and economic problems caused by alcohol production, sale, and consumption, especially by young people, both before and after the Prohibition era.
Prohibition in Kansas City
January 16, 1920
Articles in the paper about the taking effect of the Prohibition era at midnight of January 16, 1920, according to the 18th Amendment of the Constitution. Descriptions of actions taken by alcohol producers...
Only a Bootlegger
Biographical article about "Mr. Joe," a 60-year-old bootlegger, "a power in the Kansas City North Side neighborhood in which he lives," coming to Kansas City at the age of 18 from his native Sicily and...
Biographical sketch of Charles Mohrle, "a representative of prominent brewing companies" in Kansas City until moving to Milwaukee in 1909. Born in Germany in 1867 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1886...
The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men
Biographical sketch of John Anderson Loughridge, or John Loughridge, a realtor and wholesale liquor merchant in Kansas City, born in Indiana in 1834 and coming here in 1868.
Route Lists of Liquor Stores and Bars in Greater Kansas City, Mo.
Booklet of "carefully planned" routes of the shortest distances between establishments selling liquor across the city, with lists and map.
Kansas City in Caricature
Caricature of Jacob Barzen, dealer in wholesale liquors.
Jacob Rieger And Company Liquors
City directory entries: (1) first entry in 1899 as Rieger, Jacob & Co., liquors, 1527 Genesee; (2) 1900 as Rieger, J. & Co., wholesale liquors, 1527 Genesee; (3) 1917 as Rieger, J. & Co., wholesale and...
Schiller Brothers Liquor City Directory Entry
City directory entry with location at 308 West 6th Street.
Dornseif & Son
Description of "Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Wines, Liquors and Delicacies" at 1222 Grand Avenue owned by John Doenseif and his son John C. Dornseif.
B. S. Flersheim and Co.
Description of "one of the largest wholesale liquor establishments in Kansas City," at 414 Delaware Street.
Drennon and Werk
Description of "Wholesale Liquor Dealers" located at 104 West 3rd Street.
W. C. Glass
Description of "wholesale liquors" business at 421 Delaware Street, founded in 1873.
Stiefel and Ney
Description of a business located at 414 Main Street that carries wholesale liquors and cigars owned by Edward and Solomon Stiefel and Issac Ney.
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