Manhattan Brewing Company received the 2021 Manhattan Preservation Building Award from the Manhattan/Riley Historic Preservation Alliance for the interior renovation.
Timber and Stone Architects
The exterior façade of the project was practically untouched in order to preserve the original charm of the building. Moving to the interior is where the majority of work took place. Interior walls were removed to open space up and bring back the original 1909 building layout. The vintage ceiling desing was preserved and the previously removed original metal ceiling panels were reinstalled.
The home of Manhattan Brewing Company, historically named the Smith Building, was originally designed in 1909 by Winter and Walter, Architects. The Smith Building has been occupied by many different businesses throughout its time. The earliest record of that location states it was an attorney’s office, when Walters redesigned the building, it was used for a furniture store. From there the building was converted into hardware stores, a clothing store, and for a time was used for a piano sales store. The Smith Building has provided Manhattan’s community with many different retail services and continues today with Manhattan Brewing Company.