John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works

John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works (HM9EU)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.932', W 81° 5.741'

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On this site in 1852 stood the Excelsior Bottle Works operated by John Ryan for the manufacture of soda water and other carbonated beverages. Ryan's soda, in colorful bottles embossed with his name and location, was known throughout Georgia. His operations expanded to Augusta, Columbus and Atlanta. Today Ryan's bottles are prized by collectors nationwide. John Ryan with his contemporaries, Thomas Maher and James Ray, is commemorated for his pioneer contribution to the soda water industry in Georgia and the United States. Ryan retired from business in 1879 and passed away in Savannah on March 23, 1885.
HM NumberHM9EU
Year Placed1976
Placed ByDirection of Georgia House Resolution Adopted March 5, 1976
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 9:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490970 N 3549551
Decimal Degrees32.08220000, -81.09568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.932', W 81° 5.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 55.92" N, 81° 5' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 326 W Bay St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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