Portions of the Lemp Brewery date back to the Civil War, when William J. Lemp Sr. began to build his new brewery right in the shadow of a fort that guarded the city, just to the west.
The malt kiln’s first three floors, seen above and below, date back to that time. The malt house, to the right, dates from that period, as well.
This stock house, below, is one of the last buildings built by the Lemps.
Smokestack used to say Lemp, I’m told. White glazed bricks have held up well.