The Dubuque Star was incorporated in 1896. The initial annual capacity was 35,000 barrels. Of the 138 breweries in Iowa to be shut down by prohibition in 1916, this was the first one to restart in 1933. It produced just barrels of beer until a bottling line was added in 1935. "The peak production came in 1959 with 50,000 barrels and an employment of forty workers." It went through a series of owners since the 1970s and closed in 1999. The city acquired the building through eminent domain, and, in 2006, Stone Cliff Winery agreed to lease 10,000 sq. ft. of the ground floor. [EncyclopediaDubuque, StoneCliffWinery]
Steve OConnor added five photos.
[Because of the last photo, I presume this machine shop is in this building.]
|Screenshot from a 360-tour [The tour did not go to a machine shop.]|
|glynn isoda, Aug 2019|