Old Dad's Root Beer Bottling Plant - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 55.992 W 087° 41.712
16T E 442364 N 4642593
Quick Description: Dad’s Root Beer, one of America’s most popular soft drinks, was developed in Chicago in February, 1937. The bottling plant (with its sign) was a fixture on Chicago's northwest side.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2010 11:44:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM9BK7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 6

Long Description:
When the plant moved to Indiana, the site was redeveloped into condos. The good old sign that used to be visible from the nearby Eden's Expressway is long gone. The building is located on a narrow street that dead ends into the Northwestern train tracks, so it is tough to get good photos.

Learn more about Dad's from their site (visit link) , which includes a picture of how the plant used to look. Also see this flickr posting (visit link) for another old photo.

I'm getting thirsty - time to get a Dad's!
Product manufactured here: Dad's root beer

2827 N. Washtenaw
Chicago, IL USA

Web Page: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
A unique picture of the location would be appreciated. Try to include yourself or your group in the frame if you are not shy. Give your impressions of the location in your log. You can also log a visit by including a photograph of one of the products made by the factory "in situ". You'll have to look it up. Log type should be "write note" in this case. Include a comment as to where you found the product and some other details you noted. Be sure to make it clear that product was made by the factory in question. Your posted image should clearly indicate this. When you post a visit of this type, please send a note to kbarhow to indicate you have completed one of these.
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