Tuesday, November 20, 2012

004 - Richlawn RR v2 - Falls City Brewing Company

Rick is interested in the Falls City Brewery in Louisville, KY.  For some reason I think I've actually seen it in person, but I can't remember.  Let's go take a look.  Got to love internet!

FCB was built in 1905 and the Louisville operation lasted until 1978.  We are going to model the 1950's to 1960's time period, so that fits.  The proper name during the time frame is Falls City Brewing Company, and is named after a rocky outcrop "falls" on the Ohio river in Louisville.

The are noted for producing Billy Beer in the 1970's, a beer named after President Jimmy Carter's beer swilling brother.

The brewery had a small ice house attached to it, and they sold ice to locals.

 Here is the brewery in the 1930's.  No small operation!  This thing is huge!  It was kicking out 75,000 barrels.
 Here is a back street shot with an overpass.

 Another shot of the full brewery.  I'm starting to get a feel for this.  I like it!  She will be the focal point of the layout for sure.

 Here is the building, no longer a brwery.

 Back side of the building in modern times.

 This is the ice plant.  During prohibition the company held on by selling ice an soda pop.

Here is the company headquarters, now a dentists. Office. 

This is a great facility to model!

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