Before the "barrel" bottling house was built between 1891 and 1905, there once stood a bath house, next door to the Elm Street Club House.
|1891 Sanborn Insurance - Source|
Moerlein had a well 2480 feet deep which produced 300 gallons of water per minute. It was the deepest artesian boring in the city. The water was strongly impregnated with sulphur. It was used for washing bottles and equipment and for cooling purposes. Moerlein also had an 800 foot well which produced water that was potable and less odoriferous.I also came across this advertisement from 1912, which was after the new bottling plant was built at the southeast corner of Elm and Henry Streets.
This next advertisement is from 1920, when Prohibition caused The Christian Moerlein Brewing Company to close and sell off the equipment:
The following are a series of images taken from the CAGIS maps, to show the changes in the barrel house building from the fire in 2010.
|1904-1930 Sanborn Insurance - Source|