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Muehlebach, George E., 743 Manheim Road

Geoge Edward Muehlebach

Geoge Edward Muehlebach

743 Manheim Rd.

743 Manheim Road

George E. Muehlebach, son of George and Margaret M. (Bessenbacher) Muehlebach, was born in Kansas City, August 10, 1881. His father was born in Switzerland and his mother in Illinois. His father was 47 when he married and the union resulted in three children.

With a common school education obtained in Kansas City and a course in Spalding' Business College, Mr. Muehlebach was called to take charge of one of the largest brewery interests in the state, when he was a very young man. Prior to the father's demise, George had become active in the family company and was thoroughly familiar with its affairs before becoming president.

He took an active part in the councils of several fraternal organizations, among which are the Elks, Eagles, and others, and held membership in the Commercial Club, Elmridge Club, Rochester Hunting and Fishing Club, the Swiss-American Society, and others equally as well known.

Besides being president of the Muehlebach Brewing company, George was a director in the National Bank of the Republic, and president of the Muehlebach Estate Company.

George bought 743 Manheim Road in 1916 and lived there for twelve years. In October, 1917 he bought the Kansas City Blues baseball team from George Tebeau and built Muehlebach Field, ultimately known as Kansas City Municipal Stadium, at 22nd and Brooklyn in 1923. George also served as President of the Muehlebach Estate Company which built the Hotel Muehlebach in 1916.

George E. Muehlebach by Barbara Magerl, Kansas City Pulbic Library Local History