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Zobelein family collection
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Description
The Zobelein family collection consists of photographs, maps, clippings, ephemera, and realia that documents the history of the Zobelein family and the brewing industry in Los Angeles in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The collection includes images of the Zobelein family house and descriptions of the real estate tracts owned by the Zobeleins; publications, photographs and ephemera documenting the Zobelein family business, the Los Angeles Brewing Company; and recollections and reports about the family and its brewing history by descendants of George Zobelein. The Zobelein family has a long association with the city of Los Angeles. The patriarch, George Zobelein Sr., was the proprietor of the Los Angeles Brewing Company, makers of Eastside beer, and also owned a large tract of land in what is now Exposition Park.
Background
The Zobelein family has a long association with the city of Los Angeles. The patriarch, George Zobelein Sr., was the son of a German brewer. After establishing a grocery business, first in northern California and then in Los Angeles, George married Brigida Graff, widow of John Graff, and assumed control of the large tracts of land Brigida and John had acquired. George became a partner in the Philadelphia Brewery (with Joseph Maier) in 1874, and in 1907 purchased the controlling interest in the Los Angeles Brewing Company, which became famous for its Eastside Beer (so named because the brewery was on the east side of the Los Angeles River). The company was sold to the Pabst Brewing Company in 1948.
Extent
1.48 linear feet. 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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