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I took this photo along with others for sale here in the 1990's a few weeks before this building was torn down.
This image was Featured in the Fine Art America groups;
Industrial Art - 10/9/14
Urban Images - 6/15/14
New Jersey - 4/30/14
Urban Landscapes - 4/30/14
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The brewing facility, built in 1891, was first used by the Trenton Brewing Company, a Trenton-based brewing operation owned by the Kuser family. In 1899, the Kusees sold the company to People's Brewing Company which used the facility until 1949
In 1949, the Metropolis Brewery Company, owned by Louis Hertzberg, purchased qthe facility. The Hertzberg family had brewed a beverage called Champ Ale since 1880. Using the basic formula and altering the name slightly, Metropolis Brewery developed a beverage called Champale sometime during World War 11. Once they purchased the plant, Metropolis began to manufacture Champale at the Trenton Site.
In 1972, the Hertzbergs sold the Champale label and the Lalor and Lamberton plant to Iroquois Brands Ltd. Under Iroquois' direction Champale's sales grew tremendously, but by 1981 sales began to fall. Although the company completed the necessary plant upgrades and embarked on a new marketing campaign, Champale did not improve its performance. Finally, in the latter part of 1986, Iroquois sold the plant to G. Heilman Brewing Company. On December 31, 1986, Heilman closed the plant, leaving close to 200 workers unemployed.
April 28th, 2014
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