Excerpt from Leading Merchants and Manufacturers of the City of Washington, 1887: A Resume of Trade, Enterprise, and Development
Charles A. Krause, wall-papers and Win dow-shades, N o. 1223 New York Avenue, N. W. A representative house in these lines is that of Mr. Charles A. Krause, the widely known paperhanger and decorator. He established this business at the present location in 1868. Progressive excellence has always been his motto, and in every department of his profession he has steadily maintained the highest standard of excellence. He is possessed of many years of practical experience and has done much of the decorating and paperhanging that are so much admired in the private residences and public-resorts of this city and vicinity. He is also an expert in the fitting up of wainscots with lin crusta and the solid relief finish so deservedly pop ular. The store is very large and commodious, neatly and attractively fitted up, and contains a full and complete stock of all kinds of wall-paper of foreign and domestic manufacture, including bor ders, dadoes, centrepieces, and the finest grades of window-shades, curtains, and draperies and their trimmings. None but the most skillful and profi cient workmen are employed, and satisfaction is guaranteed in every case. Mr. Krause was born in Baltimore, where he learned his trade, and has re sided here since 1870. He is a member of the Odd Fellows' fraternity, and enjoys the confidence of the entire community.
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