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
Things are looking good around Bellefontaine Cemetery this spring, and I took the opportunity to walk around different parts of the grounds to see how the historic mausolea and tombs were doing. First up is this trio of two obelisks… 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
I don’t photograph the Shaw neighborhood very often (amazingly, the last post is from December of 2016), because most of the east-west streets are blocked off, and my methodology of documenting areas of the city start by happening across interesting… 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
Members of the Griesedieck family have told me there are dozens of their relatives alive and well in St. Louis, and I just discovered a whole bunch more of them buried at Calvary. This cluster is across the way from… Continue Reading
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