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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works

 
 
John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 9, 2008
1. John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1976 by Direction of Georgia House Resolution Adopted March 5, 1976.
 
Location. 32° 4.932′ N, 81° 5.741′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of W.Bay St. and Montgomery St., on the right when traveling west on W.Bay St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonathan Bryan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First African Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Haitian Monument
John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works Marker
(about 400 feet away); Evacuation of Savannah (about 400 feet away); William Scarbrough House (about 600 feet away); Ships That Carried the Name Savannah (about 700 feet away); John Herndon “Johnny” Mercer (approx. 0.2 miles away); SS Savannah and SS John Randolph (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
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John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 9, 2008
3. John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works Marker
Near the corner of Bay and Montgomery Streets in Savannah, in front of Promenade Motel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,409 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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