Edwards' annual directory to the inhabitants, institutions, incorporated companies, business, business firms, manufacturing establishments, etc., in the city of Saint Louis
Allison it Bohan.

Messrs. Joel F.Allison, , JohnEohan, and MichaelRohan, , compose
the firm of Allison & Rohan , proprietors of the extensive boiler
making and sheet iron works, Nos. 1008, 1010, 1012 and 1014, North
Second street The works were started by Wm. H. Card, in 1865. The
firm is now doing upon a capital of $20,000, business to the amount of
$160,000 yearly. The building occupies a space of ninety by one
hundred and forty-four feet, and the firm give employment to over sixty
men. They manufacture* steam boilers of all kinds and the necessary
sheet iron work for fitting up steamboats. From this establishment the
boilers, and other appurtenances for four large monitors were made,
also for the Essex, Benton, and other wooden gun boats. They have
also furnished the machinery for an acqueduct in Montana, seventeen
hundred and fifty feet long, to carry water from an elevation of two
hundred and ten feet into a valley, and over a hill one hundred and
seventy feet high, to the mines. The works of Allison & Rohan are
among the most extensive in the west.