James River Steam Brewery

James River Steam Brewery (HM2N91)

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N 37° 31.024', W 77° 24.845'

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Nearby stood the James River Steam Brewery, built in 1866 during a national boom in beer production. The five-story facility contributed to Richmond's post-Civil War industrial recovery, and its beer garden served as a community center. David G. Yuengling Jr., part-owner, was the oldest son of the founder of D. G. Yuengling and Son in Pennsylvania, now considered the nation's oldest continuously operating brewery. The James River brewery featured steam-powered equipment and an extensive underground warehouse or "lager" for storage and fermentation. The business closed by 1879 in the aftermath of a national economic crisis. A fire in 1891 destroyed the main building, but the cellars survive.
HM NumberHM2N91
Year Placed2019
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286651 N 4154972
Decimal Degrees37.51706667, -77.41408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.024', W 77° 24.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 1.4400000000001" N, 77° 24' 50.7" W
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