- Bevo Mill was started up in 1916 as a banquet hall and restaurant from the folks at Anheuser-Busch. It was also created in response to Prohibition (1916 was the year alcoholic beverages were banned).
- 'Bevo' comes from 'Pivo' which is Slavic for beer, but non-alcoholic.
- The area without doubt peaked during the 13 years of Prohibition, as it was marketed by Anheuser-Busch.
- Bevo, the brand itself peaked in 1919.
- It was August Busch, Sr.'s idea on the construction of the mill. He wanted it similar to the Dutch way of making it.
- The location was also his idea (Morganford and Gravois), as it was between the brewery and his home, which was Grant's Farm.
|Taken right across from the Mill, this Miniature Museum lies at the corner|
|Front view of the Mill|
|A view of the Mill from far away|
|European architecture shines well in the neighborhood!|
|Left side of the cake|
|Right side of the cake|
|Back side of the cake|
Here's a photo of Gonz Jove and his son, Alex, at Better Family Life St. Louis (taken 6/4/2015):
Bevo Mill on FB
749 Gravois Road, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63116
Cake artist: Gonz Jove
UPDATE (8/24/2016): The whereabouts of this cake are unknown.