Sad But True:

Demolition of Old Ortlieb's Brewery

Photographs taken by Rich Wagner July 29th, 2002


For more information, see this recent story in the Philadelphia Inquirer (

Heavens, Alan J. "Re-creating a neighborhood." Philadelphia Inquirer. Feb. 9, 2003. Sec. K, pg. 1.

On 3rd street, looking east towards American, you can see how much has been leveled and the roofline of old Poor Henry's brewpub which was the bottling house of the old Ortlieb's Brewery.

On 3rd street looking north, you can see the space where buildings used to be.

On Poplar, between American and 3rd, looking south, the new brewhouse which was built in the 1940s.