Ice, ice baby

This Gainesville Sun article describes the interesting history of Ice Production in GatorTown.


Due to the Club's preference to meet in what used to be an ice plant, this is a topic of definite interest.




This location was chosen for ice production because of the successful sinking of a 400-foot-deep well to obtain pure water. That asset makes it a natural location for brewing as well. And we can definitely recommend a glass of ice water there too.


Ice houses were heavily used until the post-war boom of the 1950s made it possible for normal people to buy an electric refrigerator.


Here's an old photo of a Newberry ice house from the article:




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