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The McAvoy Brewing Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dates Trade Name Historic Address
1862 - 1864 Bemis & Rindge *
1864 - 1866 Corydon Downer, Bemis & Co. 23rd & Kankakee Avenue
1866 - 1869 Downer, Bemis & Co. 23rd & South Park Avenue
1869 - 1882 Downer & Bemis Brewing Co. 23rd & South Park Avenue
1882 - 1887 Bemis & McAvoy Brewing Co. 91 South Park Avenue
1887 - 1889 McAvoy Brewing Co. 91 South Park Avenue
1889 - 1920 McAvoy Brewing Co., Chicago Breweries, Ltd. 2349 South Park Avenue
1920 - 1920 McAvoy Co. 2349 South Park Avenue
1920 - 1920 Wacker & Birk Brewing & Malting Co. (... 2349 South Park Avenue
  • The Fate of the Brewery building is unknown

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11th October 1832    

Henry Varenes Bemis Junior was born in Center Almond, New York, the son of a Baptist Minister. In 1859 he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he became a distiller in the young and rapidly growing cit... View More

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21st October 1834    

Today is a good day to remember Corydon E. Downer, who was born in Skaneateles, New York some time in October of 1834. He was the son of brewer Truman Downer and was raised by him and a stepmother,... View More

1862     FoundedBemis & Rindge*

1864     Corydon Downer, Bemis & Co.23rd & Kankakee Avenue

1866     Downer, Bemis & Co.23rd & South Park Avenue

1869     Downer & Bemis Brewing Co.23rd & South Park Avenue

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Circa: 1869    

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Circa: 1870    

1882     Bemis & McAvoy Brewing Co.91 South Park Avenue

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1887     McAvoy Brewing Co.91 South Park Avenue

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Circa: 1889    

1889     McAvoy Brewing Co., Chicago Breweries, Ltd.2349 South Park Avenue

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"Malt Marrows"
1889-1920
Club Beer
1889-1920
Club Export Beer
1889-1920
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Circa: 1897    

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Circa: 1899    

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Circa: 1899    

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Circa: 1903    

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Circa: 1908    

1920     Wacker & Birk Brewing & Malting Co. (Aka of McAvoy Co.)2349 South Park Avenue

1920 ClosedMcAvoy Brewing Co., Chicago Breweries, Ltd.