Downfall

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Photo by Scott Haefner: Downfall

A beautiful, original iron staircase inside Falstaff Brewery now has makeshift wooden steps that are falling apart. Falstaff, which started in St. Louis in the 1840s, was abandoned in the 80s and the brand was ultimately discontinued in 2005. The company couldn’t compete with consolidation in the beer undustry by huge corporations like Anheuser-Busch.

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