Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Morris, IL: Former Gebhard Brewery

When driving north on Calhoun Street in Morris, IL, past Washington Street, my wife saw some neat buildings at the end of the street to the West. So I went around the block and checked it out. Later, I learned they were the Former Gebhard Brewery. Joe Balynas reports that it was built in 1866, and the tower was added in 1896.

Because of the fence, this is the best angle I can get on the incinerator in the back and the building on the south side.


1 comment:

  1. The Gebhard Brewery is for sale ! Please call Brian Blackmore of Caton Commercial RE Group at 630-207-8292 with any questions. The building has all new roofs, windows, and most clutter and debris has been removed. This 100+ year old former brewery was more recently used for manufacturing. It hasn't been used in several years, and is in need of repair. It is a conversion or restoration opportunity. The walls are true, and the foundation is sound. Brick facade needs tuck-pointing. Could be a site for a restaurant/brewery or bed and breakfast, or an office property. Windows were replaced in 2014-15.
    The building sits on +/- 2 AC of land. Site is 1 block from the Morris Business District to the east, and just a few hundred feet from the I&M Canal Towpath to the to the south. This national parkway is a favorite of hiking and biking enthusiasts. On the west, just across a small creek is Gebhard Woods State Park.

    650 W Washington. Where Washington St ends.