One of the old Falstaff breweries in St. Louis is being called a “very ugly property” by an architect who nonetheless is paying 300-thousand dollars for it. A four-building complex is being bought by Thomas Welles, who says it has a lot of “industrial character.” He wants to turn the area into ten apartments, commercial space and a restaurant. Falstaff’s first brewery was in those buildings. It was the first brewery to make beer after prohibition. It shut down its St. Louis operations in 19-77.