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Falstaff Brewery Plant Two, Former Otto Stifel/Union Brewery

There’s not a whole lot left of Plant Two, other than a couple of periphery buildings. The central triangular block of brewery buildings were torn down decades ago for a parking lot, sadly typifying much of Gravois Avenue through the city. Like the Schorr-Kolkschneider Brewery, it occupies a triangular block.

There are a couple of reminders, however, such as the office entrance that still bears the name of the previous owner of the brewery, Otto Stifel, who committed suicide in the wake of Prohibition.

Update: The buildings in the pictures above and below are now the home of Refab.

This other building, facing Michigan, has the characteristics of the architecture of many other breweries in the city, so I suspect that it was also part of the brewery. The brewery used artificial refrigeration, so did not need caves.

The Clowder House, a home for cats, was the brewery’s power plant, shorn of its towering brick smokestack. I can only imagine the hustle and bustle that once filled these now empty streets as beer kegs and other supplies traveled back and forth between the brewery buildings.

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