This great Sanborn Fire Insurance Map makes identifying the various buildings of the Lemp Brewery much easier, though several buildings must have been built after this digitized copy was published originally.
As can be seen, the upper right hand portion of the brewery grounds was kept open for rail tracks, allowing beer to be loaded directly from elevators that brought the beer up from the cellars.
In the shadow of the reinforced concrete grain silos, the small building I had shown before apparently was the locomotive house for the Lemp’s railroad.
The light was really beautiful on the Saturday I was out at the Lemp Brewery.
I love how the neighborhood surrounding the brewery is still right across the street, and not blocks away because of surface parking lots, like so many “urban” industrial concerns nowadays. Can you imagine living thirty feet from a grain silo in the middle of a city?