This historic cider barrel may some day be relocated. Duh. Did you think it would remain in front of those new townhouses?
The Gazette wrote in 1997, “The Cider Barrel was born in the early 1920s, when the Volstead Act prohibiting alcoholic beverages was in effect. A wealthy insurance entrepreneur, Andrew Baker, capitalized on the situation by turning his Germantown apple orchard into a profitable venture.”
The Montgomery County Council has thoughts about where the barrel should go. “The sector plan recommends relocating the Cider Barrel to public property, such as the nearby police and fire site, the Upcounty Regional Services Center or along the Century Boulevard promenade. It was felt those locations would provide public access to the stand, which has very limited public access now.” Perhaps cops and firefighters will be squeezing the apples, churning out the cider.