Feigenspan Brewery

50 Freeman Street

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Christian Feigenspan opened his brewery at 49 Charlton Street in 1875. He was awarded a silver medal at the Paris Exposition in 1877 for his export beer. He remained there until 1878 when he moved to 47 Belmont Avenue. Around this time he started to bottle his beer in blob top bottles.

In the early 1890's he moved into the building pictured above at the corner of Freeman & Christie Streets and remained there until the brewery was bought in 1943 by P. Ballantine and Sons. The bottle was famous for it's "P.O.N." (Pride of Newark) logo.

Further information on this brewery and others can be found in the book:

History and Directory of Sodas & Beers 1846 - 1905, Featuring Newark, N. J. Bottlers by Warren Rinda.