"Texas Spring" Hill Country

  • Biography

    Paul Pressler

    Paul E. Pressler.  Austin,  Painter, engineer, architect.
    In the vein of Clara Pancoast.  Possibly better than Clara?

    Known as the Steam Brewery, Paul Pressler started brewing
    in 1874 on Pecan (6th). The actual site for the brewery may have been
    the site of the City of Austin Power Company. Later, Pressler's brother
    Frank moved his saloon over from Congress to combine with the brewery
    to form Pressler's Beer Garden. The business became a massive site, the
    garden began at about 6th and Pressler Streets and continued down to the
    river. It featured a dance pavilion, water fountain, croquet course, bandstand,
    boating house on the river, a pond where alligators were kept, a dance
    hall, and a rifle club called Schuetzen Verein. The Brewery closed in
    1878. In 1882, H. Samuelson attempted to reopen it.

    Read more: http://www.texasbreweries.com/pressler.htm#ixzz5JlGoayEM

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