Details, Busch Mausoleum

I’ve done details of the Wainwright and Lemp mausolea in the past, so I turned to the Busch Mausoleum next. The famous phrase by Gaius Julius Caesair, Veni, Vedi, Vici, was spoken after his defeat of Pharnaces II of Pontus, not during the conquest of Gaul, as is commonly misunderstood.

Busch Mausoleum, Autumn 2018

I experimented around with different vantage points of the Busch Mausoleum, which was looking resplendent in the autumn light at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

The Other Eberhard Anheuser Mausoleum, Bellefontaine Cemetery

This elegant mausoleum in the Ionic order is perhaps the most pure example of Greek Revival/Neo-Classical architecture in the city. The proportions and design are reminiscent of the Temple of Athena Nike in Athens. Small, relatively sparsely adorned, it still represents the greatest understanding of what Greek architecture is. This is where Eberhard Anheuser, the…

Heny Vahlkamp and St. Matthew’s Cemetery

I recently wrote about the fascinating figure of Henry Vahlkamp, who worked for the Lemps from 1870 into the 1920s, making him one of the longest serving member of the brewery, far longer than every member of the family save William J. Lemp, Sr., whose length of service is a bit cloudy since he arrived…

Joseph “Papa Joe” Griesedieck Grave, Bellefontaine Cemetery

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 Griesediecks are buried in mausolea, unlike the Busches, Wainwrights or Lemp brewing families.