“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Dudler's Wine Cellar

Dudler's Wine Cellar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Johnson, September 23, 2018
1. Dudler's Wine Cellar Marker
Inscription. Early in 1870, Joseph Dudler, owner and operator of the inn which was on the ground level of his house, built a brewery in back of his house here in Parley’s Hollow. To provide for this, in addition to the brewery proper, located on adjacent property west and north of the inn, he extended his entire earlier building sixteen feet further into the north side of the valley. To this extension he added what became know as the wine cellar. He built this rock-walled, underground cellar for a store room as well as storage for the product of his brewery. The walls and roof of the cellar, which still retain their structural integrity, average two-and-one-half feet thick and the walls were ten-feet high. The labor expended to excavate the basement, the cellar, and to erect the two-and-one-half story building of the hoyuse and inn, would have been a tremendous task. There were no backhoes, front-end loaders, no dump trucks or cranes in those days to help in the construction; just back-breaking, muscle-straining, hard work. The structure of the cellar was so well designed that over a half-century later, when crews came to clean up what was left of the burned-out building, this stone work that comprises the cellar, supported the weight of the “Cat” when the ground was leveled.

Just to the west and a little bit north of the cellar
Dudler's Inn and Wine Cellar Markers image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Johnson, September 23, 2018
2. Dudler's Inn and Wine Cellar Markers
was a tall brick chimney on the north end of a small frame building which was the brewery proper. This chimney remained in place for many years having outlasted the frame brewery building, but it too has long since fallen to the ravages of time as did the brewery building itself much earlier. Joe Dudler was a carpenter by trade and a brewer by profession and the following years would prove his proficiency at both.

When Joe set up his first brewery at this location, he called it the Philadelphia Brewery. He sold his products not only at the inn, but also a little later at his Philadelphia Brewery Saloon in downtown Salt Lake City. His inn was also known for a time as Dudler Summer Resort and simply as Dudler’s Saloon.

In the early 1900’s, his son Frank and doughter Retta ran the saloon at Parley’s Hollow while their father set up a saloon and ran his famous business in Park City. Joseph Dudler died in 1897.
Erected 1996 by Jordan River Temple Chapter, Sons of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 80.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 40° 42.66′ N, 111° 48.354′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Touch for map. Marker is on Parley's
Entrance to Dudler's Wine Cellar image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Johnson, September 23, 2018
3. Entrance to Dudler's Wine Cellar
Trail approximately 3,750 feet east of Tanner Park. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dudler's Inn (here, next to this marker); Sandstone Wall & Aquaduct (within shouting distance of this marker); Legacy of the Black Pioneer (approx. 1˝ miles away); Donner Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); This is the Place Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Crowds Cheered On . . . (approx. 2.9 miles away); Unsung Heroes (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sesquicentennial Mormon Trail Wagontrain (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the same rock as the Dudler's Inn marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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