Old Cherokee Brewery, New Earthbound, Renovation Continuing

The stunning renovation of the old Cherokee Brewery is continuing, with tuckpointing having removed the ugly red paint that had slathered the building for decades. The brick masonry between the two huge doors will be replaced soon, and the doors and windows returned to the portals. An original door will be converted into an emergency…

Cherokee Brewery, Facelift

The renovation of the old Cherokee Brewery into Earthbound continues, with a complete removal of that awful red paint, and tuckpointing giving new life to this ancient structure. It will be amazing when complete. Ghost signs have appeared… …while the floor joist holes of the demolished saloon next door are visible.

Cherokee Brewery

Update: The old stock house has of course undergone a massive renovation and is now the home of Earthbound Beer, which you can read about here. Cherokee Brewery, once located in the 2700 block of Cherokee Street, is long gone, but traces of it still exist. Above, you can see the brewery on Compton and…

Lemp Brewery, Corner of Cherokee and Lemp Streets

Labeled as the “Liquid Carbonic Co.” on early Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, the building served various functions, looking at the list of labels on the map. Carbonic acid would have presumably been added to the beer to increase its carbonation. I still can never get enough of the towering grain silos that sit right on…

Lemp Stables, Cherokee Street

I’ve written extensively about the Lemp Brewery and its buildings that were constructed from the 1840s through the 1910s, but one structure that I’ve largely ignored are the stables and later garage for the delivery vehicles on the north side of Cherokee Street. The eastern portion was originally an open air shed that housed wagons,…

Second Bottling Plant, Lemp Brewery, Fall 2021

I love this building. The Second Bottling Plant at the Lemp Brewery has many interesting facets to it, starting first with its architects. This is the only building on the property that I’ve definitively shown to be designed by the famed St. Louis firm of Widmann, Walsh and Boisselier. For a long time, many other…

Calle Cherokee Mural

A really cool mural has appeared on the side of El Torito Grocery at the corner of Cherokee Street and California Avenue, which has recently received a historic marker sign for Calle Cherokee, recognizing the important cultural and economic contribution of Mexican Americans to the revitalization of the commercial corridor that splits the neighborhoods of…

South City Brewery Tour Back, Saturday, May 3rd

Back by popular demand, I will be giving my South City Brewery Tour this Saturday in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street. It will start, as usual at 2:00 PM, but we will meet at the St. Louis Curio Shoppe at Cherokee Street and Indiana Avenue. Swing by after the People’s Joy Parade…

Reminder, South Side Brewery Tour Today!

Looking for something to do this afternoon? Im offering the tour my walking tour of South Side breweries and owners homes October 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM. As before we will start at the entrance to the parking lot of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Sites on the walking tour include the Busch Brewery, the Lemp Mansion…