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Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Binkelmann Brewery

Binkelmann Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
1. Binkelmann Brewery Marker
Inscription.  Born in Wurtenburg, Germany on January 2, 1828, David Binkelmann came to Grass Valley in 1853, after only a year as a new immigrant in New York. He mined for a time on Wolf Creek, then worked in a bakery. He became a renter of the business , but after two years, sold the bakery operation to Herrman Maurer and bought a half-interest in a brewery with John Frank, operating in the rear of the Western Hotel, which burned in 1856. The brick brewery was constructed in 1861, replacing a smaller 1856 frame building on North Auburn Street. Frank Richard bought out the partnership in 1861, and was in turn bought out by Binkelmann shortly after. He ran the brewery until his death on May 23, 1894, leaving his wife Sophie to carry on until her death in 1915, when the brewery was bequeathed to her son, David J. Binkelmann.
Erected 1990 by Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus, Nevada City.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1858.
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39° 13.241′ N, 121° 3.745′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on North Auburn Street north of Richardson Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 North Auburn Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Brewery (about 500 feet away); Williams Stationery Store (about 600 feet away); Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine (about 600 feet away); The Alpha Building (about 600 feet away); Holbrooke Hotel (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Holbrooke Hotel (about 600 feet away); Grass Valley Hardware (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
Binkelmann Brewery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
2. Binkelmann Brewery and Marker
The marker is mounted on the wall to the left of the entrance door.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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