I came back to photograph the old Falstaff Plant No. 10 the second Saturday of July to see how it was doing. I always enjoy the Lemp and Anheuser-Busch breweries, but I like how the architecture of this plant contrasts… Continue Reading
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
Update: As of the summer of 2020, the work is complete. 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… 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 No. 10; it has a great location, history, a cave(!) and… 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 No. 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… 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