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Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Historic Site

Main Office Building

 

— 721 Pestalozzi Street —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2019
1. Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  Originally constructed as the Lyon School in 1868 at a cost of $42,000, this building was intended to serve educational needs of the entire far southern and western portions of St. Louis. It was named in honor of Captain Nathaniel Lyon, the commander of the Union Forces in Missouri during the early days of the Civil War. It was to this school Adolphus Busch sent each of his children including August A. Busch Sr., who when he later became President of the brewery had his office in the same room where he once attended class. By 1907, the city no longer needed the Lyon School and sold it to Adolphus Busch, who converted it into the brewery's main office building while maintaining its exterior charm and grace. For 75 years, it housed the offices of each succeeding president of Anheuser-Busch until, 1982, the corporate headquarters were moved to One Busch Place.
 
Erected by Anheuser Busch Companies, LLC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 35.854′ N, 90° 
Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2019
2. Historic Site Marker
12.695′ W. Marker is in Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of Pestalozzi Street and South 9th Street, on the right when traveling west on Pestalozzi Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 721 Pestalozzi Street, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Site Brewhouse (a few steps from this marker); Clydesdale Stable (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Louis Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mad Art Gallery (approx. ¼ mile away); Ripple Row (approx. ¼ mile away); Louis Obert Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Big Daddy's (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cat's Meow (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soulard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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