Frederick Poth mausoleum
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.
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West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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