1891 Album of Clinton and Lyons

The following info was sent to us by Barb Theis (email: b.theis@comcast.net)

Have you ever seen the little book of pictures titled "Album of Clinton and Lyons IA" Copyrighted 1891 by Hübinger Bros., Davenport, Iowa?  It contains unnumbered pages of small lithographic type pictures of various places in Clinton and Lyons.  Following is a transcript of the picture captions for the Clinton pages:

1st & 2nd pages: VIEW OF THE CITY OF CLINTON, IA.  FROM THE WATER WORK TOWER.

1st page:  HIGHWAY & RAILROAD BRIDGES
               OPERA HOUSE.  SECOND STREET LOOKING NORTH FROM 7TH AVE.

2nd:  (JO LINE)  STEAMER "SIDNEY" MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
      POST OFFICE.  CITY NATIONAL BANK.  FIFTH AVENUE N. SIDE.  LOOKING WEST FROM 2ND STREET.

3rd:  CENTRAL FIRE STATION
      TURNER HALL
      B.C.R.&N.R.R. DEPOT.
      C.M. & ST P. R.R. DEPOT.
      HIGH SCHOOL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARY.
      CLINTON PARK SCHOOL.
      AGATHA HOSPITAL.
      CLINTON WATER WORKS.

4th:  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
      GERMAN METHODIST CHURCH.
      BAPTIST CHURCH.
      Y.M.C.A. BUILDING.
      GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
      ST. MARY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
      METHODIST CHURCH.
      ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

5th:  W. PEETZ.
      RICHARD F. WITT, DRUGS & MEDICINES.
      HERALD BLOCK.
      BANNISTER BROS.
      F. SUTTON & SON, FURNITURE & UNDERTAKING.
      HEMINGWAY WIRE BOTTOM LOUNGE CO.
          MANUFACTURER OF PARLOR FURNITURE, LOUNGES, MATTRESSES, SPRINGS, ETC.

6th:  TOLL BLOCK.  TOWLE & SPRETER. DRY GOODS, CARPETS & MILLINERY
      LAMB BLOCK, MASONIC TEMPLE.
      DAVIS BLOCK.  A.W. BOCKEL.  CLOTHIER & GENTS FURNISHER.
      WINDSOR HOTEL, J. W. CROW, PROPRIETOR.

7th:       LOWER MILL.
            UPPER MILL.
      W.J. YOUNG & CO. STEAM GANG & BAND SAW MILLS, LOOKING S.E.
      SCANLAN & MOONEY - GROCERS.
      CLINTON BUSINESS COLLEGE.
      RESIDENCE OF JOHN E. MOONEY.
      RESIDENCE OF PETER SCANLAN.
      W.B. LAMBERSON, DRUGGIST. DRUGS-PAINTS-OILS-GLASS & WALLPAPER.

8th:  PIERSON BLOCK.  J. SHADLE & CO. GROCERIES.
      RESIDENCE OF A. L. STONE.
      NISSEN & JACOBSEN.  DRY GOODS & CLOTHING
      JORDAN'S MUSIC STORE.
      ?. ?. HANSEN.  HARDWARE
      RESIDENCE OF DR. D. LANGAN.
      RESIDENCE OF C. LAMB.
      RESIDENCE OF J. H. REED.
      O.C. EATON, SADDLERY CO.
      RESIDENCE OF W. H. PEARCE.

9th:  CURTIS BROTHERS & CO.
            LUMBER YARD & WAREHOUSE, CLINTON, IOWA.
            SAW MILL AT RIB LAKE WIS.
            OFFICE AT CLINTON, IOWA.
            SASH, DOOR & BLIND FACTORY, CLINTON, IOWA.
            SASH, DOOR & BLIND FACTORY, WAUSAU, WIS.
      LAMB & SONS FLEET OF RAFT BOATS.
      CLINTON LUMBER CO.

10th:  FRANK THORNBURG.
      THE MERCHANT'S NATIONAL BANK.
      J. H. FRAHM.
      J. E. CARPENTER.
      CHAS. F. CURTIS.
      CLINTON NATIONAL BANK.
      JOHN F. JAQUES.
      HAYWOOD & SON'S BANK.
      GEO. M. CURTIS.
      DRS. McAFFEE & BURBANK SANITORIUM

11th:  RESIDENCE OF L. LAMB.
      RESIDENCE OF L. P. ALLEN.
      RESIDENCE OF A. LAMB.
      RESIDENCE OF W. J. YOUNG.
      RESIDENCE OF A. R. OLNEY (spelling?)
      RESIDENCE OF ED. WALSH.
      RESIDENCE OF P. S. TOWLE
      PARK PLACE - RESIDENCE OF C. J. CRAWFORD
      RESIDENCE OF NATHAN D. PATTERSON, REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE.

I, former cooridinator, was pleased to see the picture of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in this book, where the James FLYNN family belonged.  I was previously led to believe that no picture of any kind existed for St. Mary's.  

My FLYNN connection is with James and Catherine FLYNN.   They were my great-great grandparents.  (FLYNN is my maiden name.)  James was struck and killed by a train on Oct. 13, 1891 at the Eleventh Avenue crossing in Clinton.  He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, with his 12-year-old son, James, and 2-year old granddaughter, Mary Jane.  I haven't been able to pin down where James and Catherine were before turning up in Clinton on the 1870 US Census, except that they were Irish immigrants somewhere along the line.  And I don't know what happened to Catherine after James was killed.  

Barb Theis (email: b.theis@comcast.net)

(The Clinton County Historical Society Museum does have this book.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I would be more than happy to share any centennial memories, stories or photos you may have in your collection--just drop me a line.  Thanks so much to Jan and the Clinton Co. Historical Society for sharing this with us.

 

 

 

 

Clinton County History Books

Many books have been written that include information about Clinton County; indeed, they are still being published today.  Below are some that we have info from online: