Dow / O’keefe Brewery

This brewery was established in 1860, many additions were made throughout the years, in 1923 Louis-Auguste Amos, an architect, designed the bigger brick buildings. There was different complexes, the bottling plant, the brewery and the garage. The company was in a peak, but in 1966, sixteen people died because of an ingredient in the beer. The brewery then recalled all the beer that was made in a certain time frame and disposed of it. Following the deaths, the beer’s popularity declined. The company began a freefall to oblivion, Dow was then bought by O’keefe. Around 1995 O’keefe focused on its previous location and stopped producing beer at the current plant. It then fell into abandon.

More info:

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http://70.83.245.71:90/explorationurbaine/abandonne/Dow/index%20Dow.htm

http://controleman.wordpress.com/2007/12/24/brasserie-dow/

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http://uem.minimanga.com/abandoned/okeefe/

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