The Lembeck and Betz Eagle Brewing Company

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The Lembeck and Betz Eagle Brewing Company
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The Lembeck and Betz Eagle Brewing Company
The Lembeck and Betz Eagle Brewing Company is located in New Jersey
The Lembeck and Betz Eagle Brewing Company
Location Jersey City, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°43′42″N 74°2′29″W / 40.72833°N 74.04139°W / 40.72833; -74.04139Coordinates: 40°43′42″N 74°2′29″W / 40.72833°N 74.04139°W / 40.72833; -74.04139
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built 1869
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Italianate
Demolished 1997
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 84002707[1]
NJRHP # 1517[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 21, 1984
Designated NJRHP May 17, 1984

The Lembeck and Betz Eagle Brewing Company was founded in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1869 by Henry B. Lembeck and John F. Betz. The brewery, bounded by 9th, 10th, Grove, and Henderson streets in downtown Jersey City, developed into one of the most famous, best-equipped, and financially successful breweries on the East Coast of the United States. In 1889, Lembeck started producing lager beer in addition to the traditional pale ale they had been brewing.[3] The brewery grew through the later part of the 19th century, eventually occupying seventeen city lots.[4] The company was incorporated in May 1890. Since 1869, the brewery grew to become the fourth-largest brewery in New Jersey.[5]

Lembeck died in 1904 and his sons Gustav and Otto took over running the brewery. The brewery closed during Prohibition. The facility was later sold and converted into a refrigeration plant. In 1984, the area was designated the Lembeck and Betz Eagle Brewing Company District on the National Register of Historic Places.[6] The brewery buildings were demolished in 1997.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Hudson County". NJ DEP - Historic Preservation Office. July 7, 2009. p. 7. Retrieved February 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ The United Nations of Beer - The history of New Jersey breweries, accessed December 29, 2007
  4. ^ a b Jersey City - Past and Present, accessed December 29, 2007
  5. ^ Casella, Richard M. (October 1996). "Lembeck & Betz Eagle Brewery". Historic American Engineering Record. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 1. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ National Register of Historic Places, accessed December 29, 2007

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