Barley Cleaning House, North Side of Anheuser-Busch Brewery

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?   Oh, the good old Sanborn maps! They reveal that the old rugged stone foundation…

Lyon School

Update: See the Fremont School from the same era in October of 2019. After the recent demolition of the Hodgen School on Lafayette, the old Lyon School in the Anheuser-Busch campus provides one of the few reminders of our education system before the rise of the great Ittner/Milligan team in the early Twentieth Century.

Soulard South of the Brewery

Soulard and Benton park are similar in many ways; really they’re only separate because of the interstate. No more is that obvious than in the three or four quiet blocks of technically Soulard that sit south of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Cut off by Broadway, I-55 and the brewery, they have more in common in many…

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…

Historic Southside Breweries Walking Tour, October 19, 2:00 PM

Due to popular demand, I’m 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 and Brewery, the…

Gravois at Morganford, Bevo

Update: See the interior of Bevo Mill in July of 2022. I went back and photographed the Stork Inn in 2014. You can see the Feasting Fox, originally known as the Gretchen Inn, in this post here, also from 2014. See Delor Street west of this intersection from March of 2023. See Morgan Ford north…

Announcing Tour of South St. Louis Breweries

Among my many projects, I am going to be giving a walking tour of four current and former historic breweries, along with several of their beer barons’ houses in the Benton Park vicinity on May 11 at 2:00 PM, beginning at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. The link to the tour information page is here; please join…