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Old Brewery

Old Brewery


Old Brewery

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Fulton Ave
Evansville, IN

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c1837 built
1886 razed


East side of Fulton Avenue from Indiana to Illinois / Northeast corner Fulton and Indiana
District: Lamasco
Latitude: 37.9792
Longitude: -87.5809
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old brewery aka evanville brewery jacob rice and frederick kroener brother in law near terminus of canal in lamasco In 1853 Rice left with Cook to establish the Rice and Cook City Brewery (later F W Cook Brewery). 1858 step son fw cook and louis rice Rice and Kroener established the first brewery in Evansville in 1837. Histories say they split, Rice going with Cook in this subject brewery and Kroener ending up with two breweries, one with his son and one with a man named Bittrolff. Kroener keeping the Old Brewery with his son. Peak production at this facility was 3,090 bbls Press article: "Brewing Tradition Goes Back to 1837 still around 1884" old brewery 505 fulton old favorite brewery established 1838 mr f kroener journal 7/15/1886 article 1837 rice & kroener first brewery in so indiana built "in the country" on hill stands above street constructed from logs cleared 1853 partnership dissolved (rice split off city aka cook brewery) 1868 old brewery * Old Brewery, (f) Kroener & Son(s). On Fulton Ave between 5th (indiana) and 6th (illinois) Streets.~107 n fulton kroener died in passed on to son close 1874 turned over to wm heilman, g a bittrolff & jos j reitz leaded it to ulmer & hoedt (sometimes ullmer) dec 1877 ulmer & hoedt reopen old brewery co june 1880 ulmer & hoedt open fulton ave brewery abandon old brewery care returns to HB&R reopen jan 1881 incorporated as Old Brewery Co closed c1884 for good razed 1886 replaced with pork packing establishment

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