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Built in 1887 by John Frederick Wiessner, a German immigrant, the American Brewery in East Baltimore (located at 1700 North Gay Street) was one of the largest breweries in the state of Maryland. At its peak, the brewery employed 61 workers; 16 in brewery work, 17 drivers, 14 bottling house workers, 8 garage men, and 6 office workers. The central tower of the building housed a 10,000 bushel grain elevator. Prohibition forced the shut down of the facility in 1920. The Weissner family sold the brewery to the American Malt Company in 1931,who modernized the interior equipment and operated the brewery until 1973. The building was listed that year in the National Registry of Historic Sites. The Brewery has become the new home for Humanim, a Columbia Md non-profit group.
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