Frederick Poth mausoleum

Title

Frederick Poth mausoleum
Front view, facing the tomb of Louis Bergdoll

Description

The tomb of Frederick A. Poth (1840-1905) faces that of another Philadelphia brewer, Louis Bergdoll, which it antedates by a decade. Poth came to the United States in 1861; by 1863, he was married and had opened a small brewing business that rapidly expanded. By 1868, he had built his first plant. Poth rented ground across from the site of the 1876 Centennial Exposition and put up a row of temporary restaurants. These were not a success, but instead of being deterred, he bought the land and built an apartment house and row of houses known as “Parkside.” His real estate ventures contributed to the development of the Parkside area in Philadelphia, and Poth's apartment house and some of his impressive residences have recently been renovated.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Photographer: Lee T. Pearcy
Image: March 22, 2014

Date

1905

Rights

Original photograph © Lee T. Pearcy 2014. This image may be freely reproduced without permission for non-commercial educational, literary, or scientific purposes on condition that it is credited to Classicizing Philadelphia or Lee T. Pearcy.
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Relation

Roman architecture, Pantheon, beer, brewers

Identifier

CP2014-037

Coverage

West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Files

2654449-P1010172.JPG

Citation

Unknown, “Frederick Poth mausoleum,” Classicizing Philadelphia, accessed June 22, 2017, http://classicizingphiladelphia.omeka.net/items/show/26.

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