Rochester, New York has a rich beer brewing history. Over 50 breweries have come and gone over the years. As well, countless local microbrews dot our landscape.
Most of the big breweries consolidated through the years and few relics remain. 13 Cataract Street represents one of the only remaining pre-prohibition era brewing facilities. It should be embraced as a centerpiece for future development; not demolished.
This page is maintained by a coalition of concerned citizens. We're not against the Brewery's planned visitor center. We welcome it. However, we believe a more responsible solution for parking can, and should be devised. 13 Cataract need not be lost forever.
Preservation is often difficult. But in many ways it's all we have to keep us grounded; as a society and as people. Future generations need to know what came before them; what it was that made this city great.
The articles and images listed below tell more about the history, and possible future, of 13 Cataract Street.
Please help save 13 Cataract by sharing this page, and send an email in support of what could become "Rochester's Brewery Square".