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Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ruff Brewing Company

 
 
Ruff Brewing Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 16, 2020
1. Ruff Brewing Company Marker
Inscription.  

12th & Adams
Founded by Caspar Ruff in 1855
Closed in 1948

[Emblem from razed brewery]


 
Erected by Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 55.894′ N, 91° 24.627′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Illinois, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street (Illinois Route 57) and Maine Street (U.S. 24), on the left when traveling north on 4th Street. Marker and emblem are on the south wall of the History Museum on the Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 332 Maine Street, Quincy IL 62301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quincy Senior High School (here, next to this marker); Crockets from Portico (a few steps from this marker); Spire Section (a few steps from this marker); Limestone Capitals (a few steps from this marker); The Lord's Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Search for Equality
Ruff Brewing Company Marker and Emblem image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 16, 2020
2. Ruff Brewing Company Marker and Emblem
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mormons in Quincy (about 400 feet away); Lincoln's Friend Johnston (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .  Casper Ruff was first to brew lager beer (HSQAC, 2017). (Submitted on September 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Ruff Brewing Company Emblem image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 16, 2020
3. Ruff Brewing Company Emblem
Ruff Brewing Company image. Click for full size.
Unknown. Quincy Public Library, Quincy Area Historic Photo Collection, undated
4. Ruff Brewing Company
Quincy Public Library. Permission is granted for educational use.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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