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Humanim at American Brewery

1701 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21213

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Construction Date:1887
Architect:Charles Stoll (1887); Cho Benn Holback + Associates (2009)
More Historical Info via Baltimore Heritage


German immigrant John Frederick Wiessner began brewing beer here in 1863. Operations soon outgrew the original building and Wiessner hired architect Charles Stoll to build the brewery on the site today, a cherished Baltimore landmark. Stoll was a “brewer’s architect” who didn’t take himself seriously, which shows in the delightfully eclectic and irregular facade that somehow just works. The brewery was sold In 1931, stifled by Prohibition, and became the American Brewery. Beer production then continued until 1973. 

The building remained vacant until Humanim with architects Cho Benn Holback + Associations renovated the five story building in 2009 and made it their Baltimore headquarters. Humanim provides workforce development services. Come see the historic architectural elements of this building on a guided tour!

  • Accessibility: Fully Accessible
  • Parking: Free Parking
  • Photography: Personal Use Only