Gallery #1--BAKER CITY.
Kentucky Licquor Store.

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Description Kentucky Licquor Store. The enterprise of John Waterman and John Schmitz dates its formation back to 1889. The premises occupied are on the corner of Front and Center streets, and are of ample dimensions for the storage of the large stock carried. Carrying a large stock of imported wines and liquors and cigars, their trade has steadily grown from a small beginning until today it is the largest in this section of the state. They cater extensively to the family trade, having such high grade goods in stock as Bond & Lilliard's, McBrayer's, Spring Hill, Old Hermitage, Old Crow, Jesse Moore, Crescent Rye and Bourbon, controlling the sole agency of the three latter brands of whiskies. In cigars they carry all the leading brands, including Powell, Smith & Co.'s goods, La Flor de Madrid, Estrellas, Chancellors and others. They also own the Bottling Works, and manufacture all kinds of soft drinks, such as soda, cider, sarsaparilla, and so forth. In this department they employ five men continuously. Their success has been altogether due to their carrying pure liquors, and their reliable and honest treatment of all patrons. Few men can point to a more successful and dignified business career In Baker City, than John Waterman and John Schmitz, and no man has a higher standing either commercially or socially."
Source: p. 14, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
Object ID 1980.1.580
Place Main, 2101
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