Many Tanneries were in Frederick in 1887 - Birely Tannery only one left..
The 1887 Sanborn Map's Index lists 4 Tanneries in Downtown Frederick.
Bantz Tannery - GONE - stood on Brewers Alley, Carroll Creek was moved and now flows where the Tannery Building once stood.
Geo. K. Birely Tannery - one building remains.
Brown and McKinney Tannery - GONE - stood on corner of Carroll Creek and S. Market.
NIxdorff and Brokeys Tannery - GONE - stood about where the Frederick County Library is.
Check out the building today. Review Sanborn Fire Maps. You will see that this photo taken after the 1909 fire is the building exterior. The building was restored.
Birely Tannery presents A Significant Industrial History