The Central Brewery was built in 1860. The structure is load bearing masonry construction with some walls up to eighteen inches thick. There are brick vaults under the parking lot which were used to age the beer.
The building was renovated in 1978 by John Hollowell a Landscape Architect and Builder. For more information visit our history page
The Central Brewery features 8 apartments. Each apartment comes with its own furnace, A/C, water heater, electrical service, parking space and bike storage. Additionally, the building has a public laundry room and storage space for each apartment in the basement.
Perhaps the best part about the building is the residents. Respectful graduate students, professionals and long term residents. The Old Brewery is managed and maintained by a responsive owner who has owned the structure for over 40 years. The building has won awards from the Historic District Commission for respecting the History of the building.
Several of the apartments have large skylights, exposed brick walls , fire places and original wood floors. Bathrooms are finished in ceramic tile with mosaic tile details. We have taken care to make the apartments work as well as possible by moving walls when necessary. We have owned the building for over forty years and continually make improvements.
Recent improvements include a new roof and skylights, Mini spit heat pumps and central a/c. Ikea Kitchens in some units, a bike building and dishwashers in most apartments. The building has exterior light fixtures from 1890 that at one time were on Belle Isle in Detroit.
The halls have security doors. The entry courtyard has bistro tables and chairs, brick pavement and cast iron fencing. There is a small side courtyard with a fire pit and chairs.
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