Bevo Area Community Improvement Corporation
Neighborhood and Community organizations are an important and integral part of the fabric of St. Louis neighborhoods. One such organization that plays an important part in the lives of so many people in South St. Louis is the Bevo Area Improvement Corporation.
Located in South St. Louis City at 4701 Ridgewood (behind Burlington Coat Factory , the Bevo Area Improvement Corporation is a community organization that helps many people in many different in many different areas. This organization provides Meals on Wheels, food at their food pantry, information about city, state and federal resources and much much more.
Recently Bevo Area Improvement Corporation held a trivia night and had a overflow crowd. The trivia night is one of the organizations major fund raisers.
The neighborhood’s name comes from the “Bevo Mill building”, a local landmark that was designed in the style of Dutch and German windmills for grinding grain. The Mill building was built in 1916 to serve as a banquet hall and restaurant by a local brewing magnate. The name of the building came, in turn from Bevo the largest brand of near beer or barley malt and hop flavored soft-drink manufactured by the local Anheuser-Busch Company, (and most popular during the thirteen years of alcohol Prohibition in America). The Bevo name itself is in reference to “pivo”, the slavic language name for beer as the newer Bohemian or Czech beer style called Pilsner was very influential to American brewers.
The area is bordered to the north by Chippewa Street (named after the Native American tribe), to the east by old railroad tracks, to the southeast by Morganford Road and Bates Street, to the southwest by Holly Hills Avenue, and to the west by Christy Avenue and Kingshighway Boulevard.
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