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Schreiber Brewing Company

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Historic photo of lost structures. Photos by Buffalo Evening News, Mike Puma

Location

662 N Fillmore Avenue Buffalo, NY 14212
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Fillmore Council District
SBL: 111.44-3-11.1
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Owner

TARR WILLIAM & DONNA since 1986 per propertyviewer

Physical Description

Two story brick building. The interior includes high-bay skylit industrial spaces as well as warehouse and office space. The Mural Room has murals painted by Copenhagen Artist Johannes Nielsen. These depict the history of brewing from ancient Egypt to the more recent scientific period showing images of Louis Pasteur and Emil Christian Hansen. (description courtesy David Steele)

Current Condition

Exterior brick has been painted blue. Empty for many years but still in decent condition.

History

The brewery was designed by mechanical engineer and architect Otto Wolf of Philadelphia.

Anthony Schreiber was a Polish immigrant originally named Pisac, or "to write." He changed his name to Schreiber ("Scribe") to compete with the German brewmasters. During Prohibition, he stayed open by manufacturing other products such as Manru coffee. Manru was the name of one of Paderewski's operas. (history courtesy BuffaloAH)

The architect for the company offices was Wladyslaw H. Zawadzki with a building constructed in 1909.

The Schreiber Brewery operated from 1899 to 1950.

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Added 2013-01-18 • Last changed 2015-05-03