Pabst Blue Ribbon Factory

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Abandoned | 3 comments

255 Route 313, Perkasie PA 18944


Pabst Brewing CompanyJacob and Charles Best settled in Milwaukee in the late 1830s.  They convinced their father, Jacobs Best, Sr., the owner of the Germany’s Best Breweries, to relocate his company to Milwaukee in the 1840s.  Business began to decline in the 1860s but no one in the family seemed willing or able to take over the business.  Luckily, Frederick Pabst married into the family in 1862 and assumed control of the company.  By 1874, Pabst became America’s largest brewery and the name was changed to Pabst Brewing Company in 1889.

The giant stone headquarters located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was built in an ornate style replete with stained glass and ornate wood interiors, molding, and doors.  Groucho Marx, Jimmy Durante, and Donald O’Conner are among the celebrities who have visited the Coporate office.  By the 1990s, Pabst began to downsize their operation and closed their corporate offices in 1996.


Yellow Wood CartProfex Glass JarsMetal Medical DeviceFoot Rest & PropDixie Cup DispenserRed Metal Outgoing MailboxPBR CoastersBrown Step StoolFranklin ClockMirrorGE ClockSuggestion BoxPBR BondTall Medical Cabinet on WheelsFive Sided Adjustable TableAluminum Leg BraceStainless Steel BucketHydrocollatorBrown Trash CanStainless Steel Trash CanWhite Trash CansMilk Jug CarrierSmall Stainless Steel Medical CabinetPabst BlanketPabst CurtainGlass BeakerUrine BeakerGreen CotPneolatorB&H SpeakerDon't Be A Hero SignPabst CalendarTowel14 Unopened Beer Cans77 Empty Beer CansMint Green Step StoolPBR SignWhite Adjustable StoolBlue ChairDetex Watchman's StationOrnate Wooden ChairStainless Steel Top Work Bench

Abandoned Adventures

Upcycled Pabst Item

Pabst Before & After

Special Thanks

Jim Haertal


Mark “Sleeveless” Pakenas

For his very classy, very amazing refurbishment piece.  


  1. 6-22-2015

    Its a Pabst sign from a long time ago.

  2. 6-22-2015

    I have an old sign built into a bedroom floor, I would likw to know if anyone is interested in purchasing it?

  3. 4-2-2015

    I have a wooden chair that has the letter B in the middle of Miwaukee & Pabst. I’ve been looking for several years to find a similar one to see the value of this solid chair, that I have. I have only found two: one sold in a estate sale (didn’t show price), the other was sold at auction for 4995.00?

    If anyone has interest in purchasing my Pabst B Milwaukee chair, please contact:
    Allison @ nine two 0-90one-769nine, or email

    Thank you!

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