Richard W. Lemen, Northeast Corner of Compton and Gravois, c. 1930, Lemen Streets and Sewers Collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, St. Louis Public LibraryIn my dreams I have this fantasy where I win the lottery, and among other things, I… Continue Reading
I was pleased to see that recent work has begun on the exterior walls of the historic former Stumpf/Consumers/Griesedieck Brothers/Falstaff Plant No. 10 Brewery at the corner of Lemp and Shenandoah. I hope this work can guarantee the stability of… Continue Reading
Update: Restoration work on the wall above commenced in 2019. I wish someone with vision and a lot of capital could find a use for the old Falstaff plant; it has a great location, history, a cave(!) and beautiful architecture.… Continue Reading
I’m curious if anyone remembers visiting the Falstaff Hospitality Room or the Brewing Museum on Gravois. It seems to be a payday loan office now. The museum closed in 1977.
For whatever reason, and not known for certain, Joseph Griesedieck, the founder of Falstaff, is buried in a separate plot with other family members away from the “main” family plot. Interestingly, as far as I can tell, none of the… Continue Reading
The second president of the Falstaff Brewing Corporation lies in a line of other family members at Calvary. Alvin Sr. converted to Catholicism to marry his wife, Mary O’Donnell.
Dear all, I’m seeking out any former employees or people who drank Falstaff Beer back in the day for a couple of articles I’m writing about the former brewery.
I love the old Falstaff Plant 10 over on Shenandoah, Lemp and Gravois. It sits forgotten, right in plain sight. I also find it sort of interesting the half dozen or more owners and names that have occupied these buildings… Continue Reading
Update: See the stretch of Gravois Avenue by Plant No. 2 in this post from May of 2020, including an historic picture of the brew house (sixth photo down). Otto Stifel’s old Union Brewery became Falstaff Plant No. 2, where… Continue Reading
Update: Six Row Brewing closed and has been replaced with Twisted Root Brewing. The old Forest Park Brewery, just west of Grand on Forest Park Avenue, became the center of the Falstaff rebirth. These original images from Alvin Griesedieck‘s book… Continue Reading