I photographed Affton way back in 2008, almost exactly ten years ago from when this photograph was taken.
I can’t imagine that Louis Obert was not thinking of his fellow beer baron Anton Griesedieck’s monument in Bellefontaine Cemetery when commissioning his own grave in New St. Marcus Cemetery, where the stepson of Adam Lemp and his family is… Continue Reading
Wow, I just discovered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the St. Louis area, and also one of the oldest: New Mount Sinai Cemetery, located just beyond the city limits out Gravois, where there are of course many other… Continue Reading
Adam Lemp’s third wife had a daughter from an earlier marriage that later married a Gottfried Pfaff. They both died, so Adam raised his step-grandson, Otto, who eventually unofficially took the Lemp name. He’s buried in an unrelated family plot… Continue Reading
I had always seen this tower from Watson or Gravois, and last Sunday; I finally found my way there. Reminds me of the city hall of Los Angeles in some aspects.
I ran across this great Italianate country home buried back on some side streets off of Heege Road in Affton. It’s an interesting structure, as most Italianate houses I’ve seen have stucco walls on the exterior of these styles of… Continue Reading