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The Jewel Of Brewerytown: Past, Present, And Future At The Poth Brewery, Mary Feitz Jan 2015

The Jewel Of Brewerytown: Past, Present, And Future At The Poth Brewery, Mary Feitz

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The former F.A. Poth Brewing Company at 31st and Jefferson Streets in Brewerytown is one of the last remaining 19th century brewery structures in Philadelphia and a beautiful example of the Rundbogenstil-style industrial architecture designed by architect Otto C. Wolf. This thesis draws upon primary sources, including insurance surveys, maps, promotional pamphlets, and advertisements to map the evolution of the brewery in from its very beginnings to its heyday and subsequent decline, with an emphasis on the ways in which the spatial layout of the site functioned as part of the industrial brewing process. It then examines existing literature ...