Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Washington Brewery

 
 
Washington Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
1. Washington Brewery Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1858 by John Frank the brewery operated until prohibition. The ownership remains in the Frank family to the present time.
 
Erected 1972 by Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus, Nevada City, California.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.161′ N, 121° 3.694′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on 114 East Main Street east of North Auburn Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the left side-wall at the front entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Williams Stationery Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Post Office (about 400 feet away); The Alpha Building (about 400 feet away); Grass Valley Hardware
Washington Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
2. Washington Brewery Marker
The marker is mounted on the left surrounded by notices and advertisements.
(about 500 feet away); Binkelmann Brewery (about 500 feet away); The Holbrooke Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
 
Regarding Washington Brewery. From the Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley brochure:
Built by John Frank and David Binkelmann in 1858, according to E Clampus Vitus; or in 1862, according to other sources. Binkelmann had begun the Grass Valley Brewery in 1856 on North Auburn Street. The brewery was closed by Prohibition and later reopened as the Washington Tavern.
 
Also see . . .  Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley. Published by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, this brochure highlights many of the historical sites and buildings in Grass Valley. The Washington Brewery Building is Stop #29. (Submitted on October 24, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Washington Brewery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
3. Washington Brewery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Paid Advertisement