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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

America's First Lager

 
 
America's First Lager Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
1. America's First Lager Marker
Inscription.  In 1840, John Wagner brought lager yeast from his native Bavaria and brewed the nation's first lager beer. Later, other German immigrants began brewing lagers, which soon became popular & promoted growth of America's brewing industry
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 57.875′ N, 75° 8.515′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on N. American Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 905 N American Street, Philadelphia PA 19123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); VFW Post 389 Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); David Bustill Bowser (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John Neumann
America's First Lager Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
2. America's First Lager Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); John N. Neumann (approx. 0.4 miles away); The German Society of Pennsylvania (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on October 6, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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