Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County
A marker on the building reads:Washington Brewery
Founded in 1858 by John Frank the brewery operated until prohibition. The ownership remains in the Frank family to the present time.
Dedicated October 7, 1972 By
Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart
Chapter No. 10 E Clampus Vitus
Nevada City, California
From A Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley published by Published by the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce:
Built by John Frank and David Binkelmann in 1858, according to E Clampus Vitus; or in 1862, according to other sources. Binkelmann had begun the Grass Valley Brewery in 1856 on North Auburn Street. The brewery was closed by Prohibition and later reopened as the Washington Tavern.