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Anheuser-Busch Brewery, MO: This company, begun in 1852 by Eberhard Anheuser illustrates the influence of German immigrants on the beer brewing industry in America. In 1865, Adolphus Busch, the son-in-law of Eberhard Anheuser joined his father-in-law. The company pioneered the use of new methods of production and distribution, including the invention of the refrigerated railroad car. These buildings, dating from the last quarter of the nineteenth century, are of brick, ornamented on the exterior with gargoyles and other figures.