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Fresno in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Fresno Brewing Company

 
 
The Fresno Brewing Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson
1. The Fresno Brewing Company Marker
Inscription. Ernst Eilert, a European trained Brewmaster and his son William established the Fresno Brewing Company on this site in 1899. They built a six story brewery, a laboratory, a racking room, stable and other structures. Five kinds of beer were brewed and distributed throughout the valley and across the Sierra until prohibition forced a shutdown. Until the repeal of prohibition, the plant bottled soft drinks and made ice cream. Brewing was resumed in 1933 and continued until 1948. The brewery was razed in 1955.
Dedicated June 27, 1987
By the Jim Savage Chapter 1852
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1987 by E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 43.617′ N, 119° 46.617′ W. Marker is in Fresno, California, in Fresno County. Marker is at the intersection of East Heaton Avenue and Los Angeles Street, on the left when traveling east on East Heaton Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2926 East Heaton Avenue, Fresno CA 93721, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Billy Vukovich Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Young Corbett III
The Fresno Brewing Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson
2. The Fresno Brewing Company Marker
Marker is to the right of the door on the front of the building.
(approx. half a mile away); Honoring the Ex-Braceros and Their Contributions (approx. 0.9 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); David of Sassoon (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Saroyan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fresno Traction Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fresno.
 
More about this marker. After the brewery closed down and the larger buildings were razed, this building continued as part of Mingle Van and Storage, with the old docks used to load in stored furniture instead of beer. The old Mingle sign is old enough to qualify as an antique in Fresno.
 
Also see . . .  The Fresno Brewing Company. (Submitted on January 10, 2010.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Fresno Brewing Company image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, March 15, 2004
3. The Fresno Brewing Company
From the side showing the docks.
The Fresno Brewing Company image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, 1911
4. The Fresno Brewing Company
Picture taken from a 1911 map showing how the 6 story brewery likely looked before it was razed.
The Fresno Brewing Company office image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson
5. The Fresno Brewing Company office
Photo through the window of the brewing company office building, which is the only one remaining from a 5 building complex. Above the archway at the center is the wording "Fresno Brewing Company". The owners, while using the office for storage, have kept the front room of the office as it was in the early 1900's. including the original mirrors, the original teller style windows, and the original glass in the outside windows.
A case of unopened Bohemian Beer from the 1930's image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, May 7, 2015
6. A case of unopened Bohemian Beer from the 1930's
The Fresno Brewery closed in 1933, re-opening as Grace Brothers Brewery. The Bohemian beer dates from before the 1933 closure.
The Fresno Brewing Company ceiling image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, May 7, 2015
7. The Fresno Brewing Company ceiling
The ornate stamped metal ceiling in the well preserved Fresno Brewing Company office.
The Fresno Brewing Company display image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, May 7, 2015
8. The Fresno Brewing Company display
Display provided by the Mingle family at an open house held at the Mingle building on May 7, 2015, formerly the Fresno Brewing company office.
The Beers of Fresno image. Click for full size.
Lables And Beer Bottle Pictures Taken From Various Breweria Memoribalia Web Pages The Last 3 Years
9. The Beers of Fresno
Photo of the various lables from the Fresno Brewing facility along with some bottles and bottle cap photos.
The Fresno Brewing Company Clamproclamation image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, May 7, 2015
10. The Fresno Brewing Company Clamproclamation
A copy of the front page of the dedication pamphlet from 1987.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,640 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   4, 5. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   9. submitted on .   10. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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