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Digital Photographs of
MILLVALE, PA -- 2002
By Norman J. Meinert



Inside Old Baeuerlein Brewing Company
100 Evergreen Avenue & East Ohio
(now Pittsburgh Window & Door Company)


Special thanks go to Pittsburgh Window & Door Companys' Tom Conroy, who provided historical information, access to, and a tour, of the interior of the Old Baeuerlein Brewing Company, located at 100 Evergreen Avenue in Millvale, PA. Tom's father purchased the building in the early 1960s and moved his business there. Today, it is run by family members.

There were plenty of challenges to convert the building into a proper business environment for Pittsburgh Window & Door Companys' aluminum home products. Many needed repairs, including an entire new roof, had to be taken care of. Yet, some upper floors of the original structure remain intact, as they were many years ago!

When functioning as a brewery, there were huge vats used to store and age the finished beer product, and an amazingly large piping system used to transport the beer from floor to floor. All that remains of the vats today are some of the "steel bands" that held the huge cedar tanks together. Much of the plumbing for the transport piping system still remains where it was originally installed, along with a large antiquated "boiler type" tank (all pictured below).

At one time, the building across "Evergreen Plank Road" also belonged to the Baeuerlein Brewery Company. Today, decorative facades can still be seen of Beer bottles and Stable Horses on the now abandoned structure. Rooftop views (shown below) from atop the Stock House building, show the Millvale valley from a rather unique birds' eye view.


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Click here to view the Historical Information, including a map of "Bennett" (the former name for Millvale) that was supplied to Tom Conroy by an unnamed researcher. The articles were found at The Carnegie Library, North Side branch.


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