History of the Stegmaier Mansions

hist_breweryAs owners and operators of the Stegmaier Brewery in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the Stegmaier name was well known both in America and abroad.  In 1857, Charles Stegamier began brewing Stegmaier Beer and by 1913, the beer had won so many gold medals in Paris, Brussels and Rome that it came to be called Stegmaier “Gold Medal” Beer.  Interestingly enough, Stegmaier Beer is still being brewed, to this day, here in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – at the Lion Brewery.

stegporterClick HERE to explore today’s beer offerings & additional history of the Stegmaier Brewery.

The Stegmaier family owned and operated the Stegmaier Brewery in Wilkes-Barre and made very significant contributions to Wilkes-Barre’s fascinating history.

afasA 1906 publication, “Genealogical and Family History of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys” describes the Stegmaier family as…

…among the highly esteemed citizens of the City of Wilkes-Barre, have contributed largely towards its growth and development, and are staunch supporters of every worthwhile enterprise. They are extremely charitable, and in all their benevolences follow out the golden rule: ‘Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand doeth.‘”

History of the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion

The historic significance of the Mansion actually begins thirty-six years prior to Frederick J. Stegmaier’s ownership, when it was constructed… Click for MORE history of the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion

History of the Mary Stegmaier Mansion

The 28-room home was described at the time of its construction as a ‘palatial residence’ for the Stegmaier family.  Tragically… Click for MORE history of the Mary Stegmaier Mansion


officialsOwner Joseph Matteo acquired the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion in 2001 and had successfully worked to restore it to its former opulence.  When it came for sale, Mr. Matteo purchased the Mary Stegmaier Mansion in 2014 – and has painstakingly worked to similarly restore it to its original grandeur.

Today, Mr. Matteo has built a brand of the highest end facilities & accommodations the Wilkes-Barre region has to offer – hosting Weddings, Specialty Teas & Gatherings, Corporate & Private Events, Fine Dining w/ full Bar [Coming 2017!], Bed & Breakfast facilities, and MORE!

Commenting about his work on the Mansions, Matteo explains, “The vision I had for the Mansions was to achieve the look and feel as if the Stegmaiers could walk through the door at any moment.  I set out to create a treasure that all of Wilkes-Barre could be proud of.  My dream is for the Stegmaier Mansions to be a part of the legacy of the City that will live on forever.”

More than one hundred years later, the Stegmaier name remains one of the most historically recognized in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


The Stegmaier Family Crest