St. Paul’s only existing pre-Civil War lager house renamed Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

What’s in a name? A lot, especially when a pre-Civil War limestone lager house, formerly known as the Stone Saloon, will get a new life this fall as Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery. Owner Tom Schroeder initially the named up-and-coming business Stone Saloon, but renamed it Waldmann Brewery after discovering an artifact that pointed to Anthony … [ Read more]

The Stone Saloon: One man’s quest to resurrect a Civil War-era lager house in St. Paul

When Tom Schroeder bought the small, vacant limestone house at 445 Smith Avenue, a block from his family’s home in St. Paul, he really didn’t know what he was going to do with it, except save it from demolition. As he began taking apart the interior with architect John Yust, he uncovered a piece of … [ Read more]