Historic Signage Unveiling

April 11, 2008

On Friday April 11, 2008, the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation unveiled an Ohio Historical Marker that honors Cincinnati’s brewing history.

The Ohio Historical Maker honors Cincinnati’s brewing heritage as being one of the largest and most historic in the country. At one point during the height of production, over 18 of the 36 breweries in greater Cincinnati were operating in Over-the-Rhine and the West End. Even after Prohibition closed most of the breweries permanently, the Brewery District still contains the majority of Cincinnati’s remaining breweries and brewery complexes. Administered by the Ohio Historical Society, the Historical Marker program enables Ohioans to commemorate and celebrate local history and to learn more about the state. Designed to be permanent and highly visible, the historic markers are large cast aluminum signs that tell stories about aspects of Ohio’s history. Members of Cincinnati’s City Council were on hand.

The signage was installed along McMicken Avenue.

photos by Josh Helton and Randy Simes