Gunther Brewery

From brewery to apartments, the reuse of the Gunther brewery complex is remarkable for its scope and quality. The building is in what’s now called, aptly, the Brewer’s Hill neighborhood east of Canton. This area started to populate with German brewers in the early nineteenth century and by the Civil War, it was awash with beer. After a brief respite during Prohibition, brewing was back and the original Gunther building, built around 1900, was in full swing. But breweries gradually closed in Baltimore and the Gunther was shuttered and left abandoned for many years.

The work, which earned state and federal historic tax credits, included restoring the facade of the Romanesque Revival-style brewhouse with its decorative arches, pilasters and an elaborate corbelled cornice. The 1949 Stock House and another smaller brewhouse dating to 1950 were also restored. The complex now encompasses five buildings with 162 apartments and retail space.

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Gunther Brewery (2011)

Gunther Brewery (2011)

View of the D and E buildings at the Gunther Brewery complex. | Source: Obrecht Commercial Real Estate View File Details Page

Gunther Brewery (2011)

Gunther Brewery (2011)

View of the E and C buildings at the Gunther Brewery complex. | Source: Obrecht Commercial Real Estate View File Details Page

Gunther Brewery (2011)

Gunther Brewery (2011)

View of the E building on Toone Street at the Gunther Brewery complex. | Source: Obrecht Commercial Real Estate View File Details Page

Interior, Gunther Brewery (2007)

Interior, Gunther Brewery (2007)

View of the interior of the E building at the Gunther Brewery complex after the removal of the brewing equipment. | Source: Obrecht Commercial Real Estate View File Details Page

Gunther Brewery on Conkling Street (2014)

Gunther Brewery on Conkling Street (2014)

View of the exterior of the Gunther Brewery complex along Conkling Street after rehabilitation. | Source: Obrecht Commercial Real Estate View File Details Page

Roof terrace, The Gunther (2014)

Roof terrace, The Gunther (2014)

View of the roof terrace at the former Gunther Brewery after rehabilitation. | Source: Obrecht Commercial Real Estate View File Details Page

E Building, The Gunther (2014)

E Building, The Gunther (2014)

View of the south facade of the E Building at the former Gunther Brewery after rehabilitation. | Source: Obrecht Commercial Real Estate View File Details Page

The Gunther (2014)

The Gunther (2014)

View of the former Gunther Brewery along Dean Street after rehabilitation. | Source: Obrecht Commercial Real Estate View File Details Page

Street Address:

1211 S. Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 [map]

Official Website:

The Gunther Apartments

Cite this Page:

Johns Hopkins, “Gunther Brewery,” Explore Baltimore Heritage, accessed March 26, 2017, http://explore.baltimoreheritage.org/items/show/329.
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