JOHN QUINCY REED (b. 1841 or 1842 Massachusetts, d.1902; active Petaluma 1874-1898) Reed worked from several different studios during his time in Petaluma. In 1874 his studio was in the “American Hall, Main Street,” thereafter it was “Over Wells, Fargo & Co’s. Ex. Office, Main St” and finally it was “Brick Block, opposite McGuire’s Drug Store, Main Street.” According to Palmquist, Reed was charged with arson for setting fire to property in Petaluma at the corner of Cleveland and College Avenues. Palmquist, pgs. 452-453; Mautz, pg. 134.
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