Boston Beer Company, 225-249 West Second Street, South Boston, Suffolk County, MA
Significance: The Boston Beer Company (1828-1957) is significant as one of the oldest breweries in the United States when it closed in 1957. The Boston Beer Company was located at this site as least as early as 1845 until it closed and may have been located here as early as 1828. The present building contains portions of a brewery constructed ca. 1851 and it continued to serve that function for over 100 years. It is possible that portions of the earliest brewery from 1828 were incorporated into the present structure. The exterior is relatively intact from the time it was completed in the 1880s but few of the interior features related to the use as a brewery remain.
Survey number: HAER MA-138