I thought I would swing by Bellefontaine Cemetery and check out Dr. Franz Arzt’s grave. Like many famous members of St. Louis society buried there, he purchased a family plot, so many other members of family are buried with him.… Continue Reading
Bethel United Methodist Church is a congregation whose roots go deep into the history of West County, all the way back to 1858. In fact, I did not realize it, but I had photographed its original stone church (last photo)… Continue Reading
Fredericktown is the picturesque county seat of Madison County, Missouri, south of St. Louis quite a ways in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It was the site of a Civil War battle due to the nearby lead mines needed… Continue Reading
Jefferson Barracks is such an historic place, you never know what you might stumble upon when you visit. I was visiting the National Cemetery for another reason when I spotted this memorial. I never knew the story of the 56th… Continue Reading
I think it’s important to realize that not all mausolea at Bellefontaine Cemetery are Beaux-Arts masterpieces. Some look like they could have come from the hills of Ireland, and landed in the middle of St. Louis. Likewise, not all obelisks… Continue Reading
I made it by Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Cahokia on a sunny day, after the last time I had visited during a rainstorm. It is one of the oldest churches in the region. There is also a cemetery… Continue Reading
What I love about Bellefontaine Cemetery is all the serendipitous discoveries I make, such as stumbling upon the Adolf (or Adolph) Moll monument and his large family plot on the northern edge of the cemetery. It turns out he was… Continue Reading
Caspar Koehler, the father of Ellie, the second wife of William Lemp, Jr., was a brewer, and her first husband, Rudolph Limberg, was the president of the Columbia Brewing Co. Their son, Edward, died in 1939, a year and a… Continue Reading
It’s been another year, and it’s still hasn’t been fixed, as photos from a concerned citizens provided to me show.
The Lemp Mausoleum is less than half full, and probably will be forever. See the inside at this earlier post here.