4749 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO, 63116 / Cake artist: Gonz Jove
*National Register of Historic Places*
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). The area peaked during the 13 years of Prohibition, as it was marketed by Anheuser-Busch. The Bevo brand itself peaked in 1919. Bevo comes from Pivo, which is Slavic for beer, but non-alcoholic. August Busch, Sr. was behind two ideas: the construction of the mill (he wanted it to have a Dutch feel), and the location, as it was between the brewery and his home (Grant’s Farm).
Cake placement date: February 22
Where is the cake now?: The cake sold in the biddingforgood auction for $585 on 1/1/2015. It was placed for a short time at the nearby Luna Lounge in 2015.