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German Village: Old Brewery District

Louis Hoster became one of the first brewers in Columbus in 1834. He founded the brewery at a dip in Front Street—a ravine from which an artesian well came and flowed down to the Scioto River.

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German Village in the Late 1800’s

By the late 1800s, there were three distinct areas of Columbus, Ohio’s German Village: the Brewery District Central Market and a new hotel—the Great Southern.

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Schiller Park and Recreation Park

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German Village: The Electrified Street Car

The electrified street car came in the 1890s and transformed American cities—giving rise to new neighborhoods usually located a mile or two away from the Downtown Coluumbus, Ohio.

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German Village: Prohibition and World War I

After the United States got into World War I, Congress passed a law forbidding brewing, ostensibly as a war conservation measure. All breweries were shut down in 1917 include the five in the Brewery District in Columbus, Ohio’s German Village.

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