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.

Old Shipping Office, Anheuser-Busch

As I’m sure some people might know, Broadway passes over a viaduct on the east side of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, as there are loading docks and tracks going into the massive Bevo Bottling Plant. To learn more about these subterranean places, read my article at St. Louis Magazine. But the ornamentation, on even a simple…

Anheuser-Busch Brew House, Revisited

Anheuser-Busch wasn’t the only brewery in St. Louis to have a multi-floored, skylight lit brew house (my research has shown that the Columbia Brewery did as well), but it is the only one left in operation. It’s almost like the company cared about their workers having a good day at work, as light shone down…

Anheuser Busch Power Plant

I know little about the operation of power plants, other than you burn something in them that produces heat that then turns water into steam, which turns a generator that produces electricity, but I do know that historic power plants around St. Louis are wonderful reminders of the city’s burgeoning industrial might back in the…

Rediscovering the Beauty of the Heart of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery

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 brewery. They just don’t build it like this anymore, which is a shame.

Finishing, Anheuser-Busch Brewery

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 sublime building, towering over everything around it with simple ornament.

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.