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J.V.’s Now Listed As Local Historic Landmark

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Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith, left, places a placard on the front of JV’s designating it as one of the city’s official Centennial Buildings. Those representing the long line of proprietors are, left to right, Carol Birk, daughter of Dorothy Welsch (Welsch’s – 1960s); Tara Luhr, granddaughter of Dorothy Welsch; Jeff Vogt (JV’s – 1985 – present) and Connie Gremmels (Bode’s – 1950s).
Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith, left, places a placard on the front of JV’s designating it as one of the city’s official Centennial Buildings. Those representing the long line of proprietors are, left to right, Carol Birk, daughter of Dorothy Welsch (Welsch’s – 1960s); Tara Luhr, granddaughter of Dorothy Welsch; Jeff Vogt (JV’s – 1985 – present) and Connie Gremmels (Bode’s – 1950s).

J.V.’s Downtown Bar and Grill has been officially recognized on the official list of Waterloo’s historic landmarks. The three-story brick structure, originally the Schorr Brewing Co., dates back to the 1870s. Prior to prohibition, the Waterloo brewery crafted such brews as Schott Brau, Bock Beer, Schorr’s and Cabinet Beer. Each winter, ice carved from Schorr …

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