Waukesha in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The business was operated as the Waukesha Dairy Company during Prohibition. The Weber family produced beer and the brewery developed a regional following. Trademarks included an Indian dipping water from a spring and a big red “W”.
In 1958, Weber merged with a nearby Fox Head Brewery and operation ceased at this building.
Erected 2007 by Berg Management and the Waukesha County Historical Museum. (Marker Number 34-17.)
Location. 43° 0.905′ N, 88° 14.032′ W. Marker is in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on East North Street (U.S. 18) south of NW Barstow Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 East North Street, Waukesha WI 53188, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waukesha Civic Theatre (WCT) (approx. ¼ mile away); Cohn's Shoe Store Rotunda (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Waukesha Freeman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Courthouse Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waukesha City - Cutler Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moor Mud Baths Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prehistoric Indian Mound (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waukesha.
Regarding Weber Brewery. In the mid-1850s, a brewery opened on North Street. The name and ownership of this brewery changed many times over the years. Herman Meyer was the first to start a brewing company there but was ultimately unsuccessful. Stephen Weber bought it in 1862 and named it the West Hill Brewery after his brewery in Milwaukee. He was able to expand his business several times and his output reached 2,200 barrels of beer annually. During this time, stone buildings were erected to replace the original cellars, some of which still exist today.
Stephen's son, Wiliam, and his son-in-law, John Land, took over the business in 1884 and changed the name to Bethesda Brewery after the Waukesha spring. William's
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2011, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,718 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on April 30, 2011, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2011, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.