This section of Virginia Avenue is one of the first I looked at, way back in February of 2011, when I was seeking out the Stork Inn, which I revisited again in May of 2014. I was saddened to see… Continue Reading
For the next several weeks, I’m going to be looking at the towns upriver from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, starting with Quincy, Illinois. It’s an interesting city, and in many ways, it is a small version of St.… Continue Reading
I experimented around with different vantage points of the Busch Mausoleum, which was looking resplendent in the autumn light at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
As I’m sure some people might know, Broadway passes over a viaduct on the east side of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, as there are loading docks and tracks going into the massive Bevo Bottling Plant. To learn more about these subterranean… Continue Reading
Anheuser-Busch wasn’t the only brewery in St. Louis to have a multi-floored, skylight lit brew house (my research has shown that the Columbia Brewery did as well), but it is the only one left in operation. It’s almost like the… Continue Reading
I know little about the operation of power plants, other than you burn something in them that produces heat that then turns water into steam, which turns a generator that produces electricity, but I do know that historic power plants… Continue Reading
Why can’t corporations build beautiful buildings anymore? Why is it such an affront to the bottom line? I can guarantee one of the main reasons Anheuser-Busch is still such an iconic name in St. Louis is the beauty of its… Continue Reading
They don’t make marble statues of company founders anymore.
I finally asked a tour guide what this massive building is on the Anheuser-Busch campus. She told me it was finishing and filtering, where the beer is completed before being sent to the Bevo bottling plant. It is a strangely… Continue Reading
I was intrigued by the Barley Cleaning House; why the strange proportions? Is it still in use, or does it stay because it’s historic? I love how it looks like a castle tower. But what are these mysterious stone foundations?… Continue Reading