Saturday, July 30, 2016

Andy's Angles: Beer Me

I had been this building a few times over the years, but I never appreciated its history.

Luzerne County used to store its voting machines in this building along Water Street in Wilkes-Barre.  Any time there was a re-canvass, we'd all schlep over here as workers opened up the backs of those big old lever machines, and looked at the numbers once again.

This used to be the Reichard & Weaver bottling house.  A check of www.oldbreweries.com  shows Reichard & Weaver were in business for only four years, back in the 1890's, but Reichard was involved in other breweries around here for a long time.

I hope the new computerized machines are in a climate controlled environment.  The bottling house is still used for storage.  This is the view inside a first floor side window-- deed books stacked up.

For a very old building, this one seems neglected, but in decent shape.  There's a lot of history here, and I wonder if anyone appreciates its value.