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 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
After the recent demolition of the Hodgen School on Lafayette, the old Lyon School in the Anheuser-Busch campus provides one of the few reminders of our education system before the rise of the great Ittner/Milligan team in the early Twentieth… Continue Reading
The VonEime Farm became the Sunset Country Club when Eberhard Anheuser and Adolphus Busch bought the property around 1910. The farmhouse, from the 1850s, was stuccoed and became a dormitory for female country club workers. Sitting on Hadley Hill Road,… Continue Reading
I went with some friends to Bellefontaine Cemetery, where I’ve been many times before, but cloaked in a shroud of snow, it took on a new level of beauty.