This beautiful can (from a set of 18) was designed in 1977 by American artist Lowrey. The buildings were accurately reproduced using period photographs and drawings as a reference. The front of the can shows the factory on the shores of Lake Michigan. In the center of the scene the sun is setting as sailing vessels and steam ships frolic.
John A. Huck
In 1847, two blocks west of Lill & Diversey, John A. Huck started the first lager brewery in Chicago. His house was in the center of the brewery which was also the center of Chicago's first beer garden. The plant moved to Banks and North State Streets in 1855 where it became a noted city sight. In 1871 it was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire.