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Beer Office and Bottling Company

 
 
Beer Office and Bottling Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, May 7, 2011
1. Beer Office and Bottling Company Marker
Inscription.  F.W. Grassmeyer commissioned German-Texan stonemasons to construct this Italianate style commercial building between 1856 and 1859. The structure served as a hotel until 1893, when German immigrant Fritz Presun purchased it as a regional sales office for large American breweries. In 1897 Presun added a bottling operation, the Crown Soda Factory. His son Henry continued the business and also sold oil and gas here.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983

 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 353.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 29° 54.253′ N, 96° 52.723′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on South Main Street south of West Travis Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 S Main St, La Grange TX 78945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fayette County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of the SPJST
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fayette County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); The Dawson Memorial (about 400 feet away); Fayette County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Dawson Expedition / Historic Oak Tree (about 600 feet away); Texas Rangers Memorial (about 600 feet away); Lester Hotel (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
Beer Office and Bottling Company building. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, May 7, 2011
2. Beer Office and Bottling Company building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2012, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2012, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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