In 1899, a New York architect designed a brewery building to the specifications of the Honolulu Brewing and Malt company. The basic structure of the four story building is a steel frame encased in concrete with a decorative brick facade. The main facade fronting Queen Street is of grand proportion and a rare architectural statement with its three-story brick arches, corbels, and intricate patterns reflecting the finest masonry craftsmanship of the time. The Brewery building is a landmark of the downtown area and is the only building of its type in the state. Though beer has not been produced in the building since 1960, the building stands as a unique structure in Hawaii and an example of a type of industrial architecture once popular in the United States.
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.