Springfield Then and Now: City Brewery


City Brewery opened in 1849 on the Penn St. hill, a location that provided a natural spring with pure water for brewing.

Later the Springfield Breweries, the Penn Street plant operated until statewide Prohibition in 1919 and then it was sold to the Citizens Dairy.

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The Citizens Dairy was later sold to Meadow Gold Dairy and later the Beatrice Food Products Co. and finally to Borden’s Dairy.

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Today, the building is much quiter but looks pretty much the same when it was a dairy.


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