City Park Brewery

City Park Brewery, also known as the Louis Bergdoll Brewing Company was a brewery in North Philadelphia, built in 1856. Several brewery buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 as a historic district. Louis J. Bergdoll started his brewery business in 1849 at 508 Vine Street, Philadelphia, and briefly operated as Bergdoll and Schemm. From 1856 until Charles Psotta's death in 1876, the firm was known as Bergdoll and Psotta. In 1856 the firm built new quarters on 28th and 29th Streets near Fairmount Park and the Schuylkill River. In 1881 the firm was incorporated as City Park Brewery. Louis Bergdoff died in 1894, but the firm continued to operate as a brewery until Prohibition in 1920, and then for a single year after the repeal of Prohibition, in 1934.[2]

City Park Brewery
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City Park Brewery is located in Philadelphia
City Park Brewery
City Park Brewery is located in Pennsylvania
City Park Brewery
City Park Brewery is located in the United States
City Park Brewery
LocationRoughly bounded by Pennsylvania Ave., 28th, 30th, and Poplar Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°58′19″N 75°11′3″W / 39.97194°N 75.18417°W / 39.97194; -75.18417Coordinates: 39°58′19″N 75°11′3″W / 39.97194°N 75.18417°W / 39.97194; -75.18417
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Architectural styleRomanesque, Italian Romanesque
NRHP reference No.80003609[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 18, 1980

Several of the brewery buildings are now condominiums, including the "Brewery - Main Building" at 825 N. 29th Street (SE corner of 29th and Parrish) and "The Brewery House" on 28th Street between Parrish and Poplar Streets. A couple of blocks north of the historic district, at 929 North 29th Street, the Queen Anne style Louis J. Bergdoll House, built 1885, is listed separately by the NRHP. The Italianate style Bergdoll Mansion, built in 1890 at 2201–2205 Green Street about 10 blocks southeast of the brewery, is also listed separately on the NRHP.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ William Alesker, Pennsylvania Historic Resources Survey: City Park Brewery. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, March 1979. Accessed 2010-09-29. To access this file type "public" as your ID and "public" as your password.