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Considering a move to Brewer, Maine?
Brewer is a small city with a population of a little over 9,000 just outside of Bangor. In fact, Brewer is right across the bridge from Bangor across the Penobscot River. Brewer offers all the amenities of Bangor but still has the small-town charm. It’s really the best of both worlds. If this sounds like a place you could see yourself living or want to chat and learn a little more about Brewer then give Jake a call at (207) 907-9861.
Want to learn a random history lesson about Brewer? Of course, you do. Did you know that Brewer was as famous for brick-making in the 19th century as Bangor was for lumber? By the 1850s there were 12-15 brickyards in Brewer making 12 million bricks annually. Most of these bricks were shipped to Boston and vicinity. It is said that most of the Back Bay and South End neighborhoods of Boston are built of Brewer brick. Frank O. Farrington of Brewer patented a machine for edging and turning bricks in 1859.
Also, Ship-building was also a major Brewer industry, as was saw-milling. Brewer’s sawmills tended to be steam-powered, unlike those farther up the Penobscot River, which were powered by waterfalls. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the city also and a significant ice industry, which survives today in the form of the Getchell Brothers company.