I had heard there was also a brewery in what is now Soldiers and Sailor's park and here is more info on it: Monroe City Brewery. If this article is correct it was at the intersection of Front and Wadsworth along the river. There are still some old buildings there...
Here's more info on the Wahl Brewery. http://www.houblon.net/spip.php?article5832
You could of linked to my article! Ha ha! It is an honor to have houblon.net plagiarize my post.http://www.blogsmonroe.com/beer/2007/11/anniversary-of-the-great-brewery-fire/
Thanks for the info Fishbulb... I wondered what was going on when I found the two similar articles... it wasn't an intentional slight on my part. The other one was the one that was open when I went back to grab and paste it. I will change the link now since I would much rather have info from one of our own. Please don't hesitate to share more info!!!I have heard that "plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery"... and you know just how easy it is to just "cut and paste" something here on the internet
I believe one of the buildings still there used to be a bottling plant, still in operation when I was a kid. Probably associated with the brewery. There is a horse drawn Ice cutter at the fairgrounds by the log cabin, and to keep the ice, they packed it in sawdust.
Talk about "stumbling onto" information while looking for something else...We were at Veteran's Park over the weekend... on the back of the WWII monument is a list of the donors for the memorial site... one of the donors was Diekman Bottling Works...I'm thinking that this is very likely the same company Professor H... they were also a Stroh's Beer Distributor in Monroe at some time...some info I found Googling... along with some collectibles on Ebay and other sites...This is from the Ludington MI newspaper of all places... I'd like to see what the MEN had to say about it at the time but apparently their papers have not yet been scanned by Google...http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=110&dat=19330519&id=e59OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=q0ADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6153,4614115