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Kreische Complex

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414 St. Loop 92, Monument Hill-Kreische Brewery State Historical Site interpretive center, La Grange, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 53' 12.02511000012", -96° 52' 37.47861999984"
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    Kreische Complex German immigrant Heinrich Kreische (1821-1882) purchased nearly 175 acres of property in Fayette County in 1849. A stonemason by trade, he built a house, barn and smokehouse here on the high south bluff above the Colorado River. In the 1860s, Kreische began brewing Bluff Beer near his homesite. Situated on the spring-fed creek, the brewery included an elaborate tunnel system to provide temperature control for the brewing process. Bluff Beer was sold throughout Central Texas and was produced until 1884, two years after Kreische died in a work-related accident. The Kreische complex stands as a reminder of German heritage and culture in this region of the state.

This page last updated: 8/9/2010 15:26:26

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Kreische Complex:
See also the Monument Hill historical marker information page. The old Kreische Brewery and Farm House are located on the grounds of the Monument Hill state historical site, which charges admission. For more info:

Phone: (979) 968-5658
Website: Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site

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Kreische Complex Historical Marker Location Map, La Grange, Texas