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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Edwin Porter's Brewery

 
 
Edwin Porter's Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. Edwin Porter's Brewery Marker
Inscription.  In 1858 Edwin Porter made beer and ale here. By 1889 his brewery covered nearly two blocks. His 120 mules were stabled across the street. Large underground stone Bierkellers tunneled down the river. Pure artesian well water helped make the beer exceptional.
 
Erected by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 31.385′ N, 88° 5.282′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Bluff Street south of West Jefferson Street (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Billie Limacher Centennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 N Bluff Street, Joliet IL 60435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Natividad Guiterrez (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joliet/Juliet's First Log Cabin (about 500 feet away); "Bluff Street" (about 500 feet away); Joliet's First Stone Building (about 600 feet away); American House Hotel
Edwin Porter's Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. Edwin Porter's Brewery Marker
Marker is on the grounds of Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park.
(about 700 feet away); Bicentennial Park (about 700 feet away); A Corridor in Time: The Illinois and Michigan Canal (about 800 feet away); Bridges in Joliet (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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