Frank Petges and 1050 Argyle
Date: March 22, 2013 06:15AM
A couple months ago I posted a question about an old bottle I found many years ago. The bottle reads FRANK PETGES 1050 Argyle Chicago Ill. Thanks to several of you, I was able to piece together some, but not all of this puzzle. Mr Petges seems to be somewhat of a typical gutsy Chicagoan. As far as I can research, he lived in a rooming house on southport circa 1890, Bought his own home at 1310 argyle[address today] bottled some sort of concoction, which was the main focus of my original question,and served in WW1. Later moved to Iowa where he owned and operated a hardware store in Struble. Later became Struble mayor. Served in that capacity until the early thirties. My objective was to find out what the @^$$ was in the bottle. Interesting character none the less. I still am very interested what he bottled, so if anyone has more research skills than I, which Im sure would be the vast majority, please feel free to help. I may even give the bottle to anyone who can answer this. Curiosity has gotten te better of me. Thanks!