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Stumpf, Consumers, IBC, Griesedieck Bros, Falstaff Plant no. 10. Photograph by Chris Naffziger

The History of Falstaff, Part One: Founding a Brewery

Once the third largest brewery in the United States, the Falstaff Brewing Corporation now exists only in memory. In this multi-part series, Chris Naffziger tells the story of its rise and fall. more »

Mar 25, 2015 9:38 AM History 3 Comments

Photograph by James Carrington, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Snapshot: Say Amen, Somebody

Now, it’s the West End. But in 1970, Antioch Baptist Church was located in a neighborhood called Grand Prairie, its name referencing its former life as part of the old French Commonfields, whose plots were measured not in acres but in arpents... more »

Mar 20, 2015 11:34 AM History

Saving St. Louis' Historic African-American Cemeteries

Chris Naffziger writes about the plight of Greenwood and Washington Park cemeteries, which local volunteers have been working tirelessly to save, as well as Father Dickson Cemetery, which has been successfully restored. more »

Mar 18, 2015 8:52 AM History

A Look Inside Anheuser-Busch's New Historic Schoolhouse Museum

A new museum housed in the historic Lyon School in the heart of the A-B complex definitely merits a visit, even for longtime residents who have taken countless guests through on the complimentary brewery tour over the years. more »

Mar 11, 2015 8:33 AM History

Finding St. Louis' Famous Flounder Houses

Let’s first get something straight: the flounder house style in St. Louis did not originate out of an attempt to trick the tax man into thinking a house was incomplete, therefore lowering a homeowner’s bill. more »

Mar 4, 2015 8:40 AM History 2 Comments

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