Name: Bevo Mill
Address: 4749 Gravois
Architectural Firm/Architect: Klipstein and Rothmann
Alterations: Private dining room; revolving wings on mill now supplemental to main dining room; beer garden replaced by parking lot.
Designation: City Landmark
A highly visible landmark and a notable restaurant are two characteristics of the South Side´s Bevo Mill. It was the idea of August A. Busch, Sr., who wished to recreate a European beer garden where drinks would be served in an outdoor atmosphere of music and dancing, like a country club in the City. Busch toured Holland for a year prior to the mill´s erection, seeking authentic artifacts and studying Dutch windmills.
A famous feature of Bevo Mill are its procelain tile murals of idyllic scenes. They were made in Germany about 1890. It is said that Busch paid Tony Faust $50,000 for them after the closing of Faust´s downtown restaurant in 1916.
Living quarters are on the tower´s upper floors, while restaurant facilities occupy the rest of the structure.
Bevo Mill is named for a malt beverage that was produced by Anheuser-Busch at the time of the mill´s opening.
site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and