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Location DB > United States > Pennsylvania > Erie > Koehler Brewery
Koehler Brewery
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created by msb on 11/2/2004 3:59 AM
last modified by Weatherboy on 5/5/2006 11:56 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
1923 State St
Erie, Pennsylvania
United States
Owner: Erie Brewing Company
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • air quality
  • Open Foundations in the Back
  •  Interesting Features
    -Three large, individual Buildings
    -Spiral stairs,
    -Large smokestack you can climb from the inside
    -123 steps up to the roof (building with 2 big holes)
    -The large holes were where the huge copper tanks used to remain.
    -Huge walk-in refrigerators
    -2ft brick walls.
    -Interesting architecture, nostalgic
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1857
    Closed: 1978
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment

    This building has a lot of historical significance in Erie. The original brewery, built in 1855 burned. It was resurrected in 1857 with over 15,000 square feet on the ground level alone. The Brewery became known as Eagle Brewery, until it was acquired by the Jackson Koehler family in 1883. The 1890, the Brew House was constructed, with its Romanesque appearance. The building was innovative in the fact that the grain was dropped from the roof, and continued downward throughout the brewing process. When the Brewery was closed in 1978, the Koehler Brewery employed 150 people, and was one of Erie’s largest businesses. The building remains to this day, rotting and stripped of most equipment.
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    The Koehler Brewery Square project will receive $4.5 million from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) and $500,000 in Housing Redevelopment Assistant (HRA) funds to assist with a multi-faceted retail, commercial and residential redevelopment initiative designed to return what was once a proud symbol of Erie's prosperity to its former glory and stature. In addition to the restoration of the former Koehler Brewery buildings, this project will also include a 50-room boutique hotel, a six-to-10-story, class "A" office tower, a 400-700 space parking ramp, a city park and an array of housing options.

    -August 13 2004, PA Newswire.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Exterior Scouting Pictures
    Sun, Oct 31st, 2004
    posted by msb
    9 pictures
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    Tue, Nov 2nd, 2004
    posted by msb
    16 pictures
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    Nighttime Roof Pictures
    Mon, Nov 22nd, 2004
    posted by msb
    8 pictures
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    Being Demolished
    Mon, Feb 27th, 2006
    posted by Weatherboy
    14 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 7/3/2006 11:37 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 3 06 at 23:37, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 5 06 at 11:56, Weatherboy changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Status
  • on Mar 14 06 at 4:08, Weatherboy updated gallery picture 2006-03-08-kohler-erie-pa_01.JPG
  • on Mar 3 06 at 1:13, Weatherboy changed the following: Web Links
  • on Feb 27 06 at 4:23, Weatherboy changed the following: Status
  • on Feb 27 06 at 3:58, Weatherboy created a new gallery
  • on Apr 17 05 at 1:18, msb deleted some pictures
  • on Nov 22 04 at 4:47, msb created a new gallery
  • on Nov 3 04 at 1:04, msb made this location available
  • on Nov 3 04 at 1:02, msb changed the main information
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