I took a look around Bellefontaine Cemetery in early January, when the winter had set in, leaving the grounds in their stark but beautiful appearance for the season. I went back the Saturday in mid-February after the big snow and… Continue Reading
Perhaps two of the most interesting blocks in Soulard are 13th Street between Barton and Shenandoah. I’ve looked at this stretch before, but mainly on the east side, back in November of 2019. There are a host of interesting houses,… Continue Reading
Formerly owned by the Federal government, the August A. Busch Conservation Area was purchased in his memory by his widow Alice Busch in 1947. I had always thought it was much older, and the government had requisitioned it during the… 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.