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Schoenhofen Brewery, north side
Posted by: randoymwalks (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 11, 2012 06:31PM

This is more of a curiosity for me, but I was exploring along the Elston/Goose Island corridor and came across a building at Wabansia & Besly with a great stylized "S" emblem over the old entrance. I've searched through the Sanborn Maps and discovered that this was the "Elston Branch" of the Schoenhofen Brewery. Given that you guys (and others) have written a lot on the south side complex, I thought someone may be interested that a north side building is still standing (for now).

For reference, it is the Sanborn volume #5 (1914) for Chicago, sheet 52. It stands just west of Elston, east of Ashland (now east of 90/94) facing south on Wabansia.

It was too dark for a photo today, so hopefully next week I'll be back and can post something to the Forgotten Chicago Flikr pool.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/2012 06:32PM by randoymwalks.

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Re: Schoenhofen Brewery, north side
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: November 12, 2012 08:24PM

Thanks I would like to see that.

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Re: Schoenhofen Brewery, north side
Posted by: Lance Grey (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: November 13, 2012 03:05AM

Me too!
That area was the south edge of my extended back yard as a kid.
No doubt there's probably a dead Railroad spur & loading platform nearby.

Too bad Google Street View cruisers only shot it from Elston.



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Re: Schoenhofen Brewery, north side
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: November 13, 2012 05:08PM

This topic is interesting; I had to read this well researched article to bring me up-to-speed regarding the Schoenhofen Brewery.

[forgottenchicago.com]

I would like to know where the "large Schoenhofen Hall" was located.

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Re: Schoenhofen Brewery, north side
Posted by: randoymwalks (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 18, 2012 08:38PM

Got it kids, thanks for your patience!

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Definitely the Schoenhofen trademark....

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