David Stevenson Brewing Co
Business Type: Brewery (NY 500 a-e)
Years of Operation: 1851 to 1920
Location: 519/521 10th Ave. & 501/503 West 39th St. Manhattan
Description: David Stevenson started his brewery in 1851, in the earlier years of business Stevenson exclusively produced ales but over time began brewing lager beer and porter as well. Stevenson passed away in 1886 leaving the business to be run by David Stevenson Jr. (who unfortunately passed away in 1892) leaving an outside company responsible for management of the Brewery. One Hundred Years of Brewing (H.S. Rich & Co. 1903) details the growth of this brewery and notes that by 1902 they produced nearly 140,000 barrels a year.