Monday, December 1, 2014

Historic JAX Brewery Building

From the JAX Brewery website:
"Jackson Brewery, commonly known as JAX Brewery by locals, is a building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, containing shops and restaurants and primarily frequented by tourists. Constructed in 1891, it became the central brewery for JAX Beer in 1956, after the JAX Brewing Company of Jacksonville, FL, closed its doors and Jackson purchased its copyrights. 

In the 1960s it became the 10th-largest brewery in the country. But in the 1970s, the company owning the brewery went bankrupt, and in the 1980s the building was purchased and turned into space for shops and restaurants.

Over 110 years old, and long since the days of being a brew house, The Shops at Jax Brewery has endured as a great landmark in the City of New Orleans. Designed and constructed by German-born and educated architect Dietrich Einsiedel in 1891, the Brewery was the largest independent brewery in the south and the tenth largest single-plant brewery in the country. Today the building is no longer a brewery, but the view is still intoxicating.  

Enjoy breathtaking views of the French Quarter at Jax Brewery, and a taste of New Orleans history and shopping."