Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On this site stood the Standard Brewing Company's main Brewery Building.
Erected 2012 by High Falls Brewing.
Location. 43° 9.813′ N, 77° 36.857′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Cataract Street just east of St. Paul Blvd., on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Genesee Brew House Building (a few steps from this marker); Genesee River Gorge: 20,000 Years in the Making (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Genesee River Gorge: Centuries of Conflict in Pleasant Valley Welcome to the High Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pont de Rennes Pedestrian Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of Frederick Douglass Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morning of February 18, 1861 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Genesee River Gorge: Industrial & Urban Development (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rochester.
More about this marker. This maker is on what's left of the building. As late as May of 2012, the building was standing, but had been vacant for years. High Falls Brewing demolished the building to make room for the parking lot needed for the Brew House. The controversy over this decision was intense and nearly prevented the Brew House from becoming reality. The building's historical importance can't be denied, but its candidacy for rehabilitation was very much in doubt. Ultimately the champions of progress won, and the Brew House is doing great business. As a historian I could see both sides, but this outcome is probably best for the community.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.