Adaptive Reuse of Former Breweries Brings Charm Back to Baltimore Neighborhoods by @globalsiteplans
It’s hard to pass through Baltimore, Maryland without seeing a mural, billboard, or the giant winking head that symbolizes the once prominent brewing industry of the city’s history . Two of the largest breweries in the U.S., the National and Gunther Breweries, once operating in Baltimore , have remained beloved brands of the city even after closing their doors and subsequently blighting adjacent neighborhoods for years. Similar to other former industrial complexes of Baltimore, the breweries were recently redeveloped for mixed and residential uses that are bringing new excitement to the area – without forgetting the past. Architecturally, the Brewers Hill area, north of Boston Street, is an exciting mix of new and old, taking advantage of green design and architecture to meet historic preservation requirements. Bottle cap signs, neon monikers, and metal louvers, tie all of...