Monday, March 30, 2009

Prohibition Resistance Tour, Part III

NOTE: The 2009 Prohibition Resistance Tour was held during Bockfest, March 6-8. I took the tour on Saturday afternoon. Part III of the tour includes the John Hauck Brewing Company at 435 Dayton Street.

Started in 1863 as the Hauck and Windisch Brewery (also known as the Dayton Street Brewery), the brewery operated until 1879, when Hauck bought out Windisch and renamed the operation the John Hauck Brewery.

In 1881, it was re-incorporated as the John Hauck Brewing Company.

Prohibition caused the brewery to shift to near beer, soda, and ice, with portions of the plant being leased to Red Top Brewing Company, and, in 1933, the Red Top acquired a lease on the entire property.

Today, the building is privately owned.

Pictured here is the sub-basement and some of the first floor -- I didn't get to the upstairs, because I was distracted by free beer.

Auditor's records indicate that the current 12,482-square-foot structure dates from 1909.

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Previous reading on BC:
Prohibition Resistance Tour, Part II (3/24/09)
Prohibition Resistance Tour, Part I (3/23/09)