Built in 1892, this complex is the sole survivor of the Providence area's three large pre-prohibition breweries. It features enormous interior volumes, once needed to accommodate "vertical" brewing. Located in Eagle Square at the foot of Federal Hill, with high visibility from highway and railroad corridors, it is an excellent candidate to continue the former industrial neighborhood's transformation into a retail and residential destination.
For many years used as a records-storage business, DUAL's designs envisioned a mixed-use tenancy including microbrewery, performance venue, apartments, retail and offices. Our proposed facade designs reopened bricked-up windows and cut new ones where needed for the proposed interior uses, tied to the rhythm of the strongly molded red-brick facade. This work, along with a National Register of Historic Properties designation, qualified the building for federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits.