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Interior, Brew House, Anheuser Busch Brewery

After posting yesterday’s pictures of the A-B Brewery, I started thinking about the other brewery buildings still standing throughout the city.

While I consider all of the breweries in St. Louis to be beautiful, they all are largely functional in style, and lack an abundance of ornamentation.

The Anheuser Busch Brewery is totally different; it is exuberantly decorated, both inside and out.

There seems to have been a conscious effort to make the workers feel like they were working somewhere special, and not just some humdrum factory. In the present day, where so many people work in cubicles in windowless office buildings, we could learn a few lessons from the past.

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