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
I finally asked a tour guide what this massive building is on the Anheuser-Busch campus. She told me it was finishing and filtering, where the beer is completed before being sent to the Bevo bottling plant. It is a strangely… Continue Reading
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
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
Otto Stiefel’s old Union Brewery became Falstaff Plant No. 2, where the brewery continued to expand. Unfortunately, the central core of the plant, on the triangular block, has been demolished; its auxiliary buildings still stand. Interestingly, this image changes my… Continue Reading
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 show that much of what was originally part of what was rechristened Falstaff… Continue Reading