Among my many projects, I am going to be giving a walking tour of four current and former historic breweries, along with several of their beer barons’ houses in the Benton Park vicinity on May 11 at 2:00 PM, beginning… Continue Reading
I have no idea where I found this, but looking around on my computer one day I found this fascinating map of Cherokee Cave, which was a tourist attraction up until the 1950’s when its public entrance was demolished for… Continue Reading
I never get tired of the intact, well-maintained streets of Benton Park, with its narrow tree lined streets and renovated housing stock. And everywhere you look, the breweries which made this neighborhood are in sight.
The fixture storage building at the Lemp Brewery is functional, but sparse. I was particularly drawn to the massive steel columns which hold up the floors.
I never get tired of the Lemp Brewery, and every time I look at it, I see a new angle. These photos were mainly taken while walk south down DeMenil Place.
Labeled as the “Liquid Carbonic Co.” on early Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, the building served various functions, looking at the list of labels on the map. Carbonic acid would have presumably been added to the beer to increase its carbonation.… Continue Reading
Sorry, I’m out of Lemp Brewery pictures. But I have a link to a great site that my coworker Joe Sardo told me about; it has historic photos from around America. See it here.
The top floor of the power plant is a stunning space, one that no longer exists in present-day industrial construction, as a reader of this site noted last week. I am strongly suspecting the power plant was built after the… Continue Reading
It’s a little confusing to know exactly where I was in the brewery when I went in the building along Broadway with the smokestack. It does not appear on the Insurance Map, so I am wondering if it was a… Continue Reading
I know very little about brewing, but buildings labeled “malt house” and “stock house” are almost certainly involved in the direct brewing of beer. If you look closely, you can see where the tanks used for brewing the beer were… Continue Reading