I had seen the wonderful lily flower stained glass window in the Lemp Mausoleum, but I realized during my last visit that there are two side windows in the back, which are quite beautiful themselves.
Way up north, southeast of the intersection of Kingshighway and Natural Bridge Avenue, sits the Western Lutheran Cemetery. Since individual Lutheran churches all possessed their own cemetery, many of these burial grounds suffered when their church congregation folded. This is… Continue Reading
I don’t really like calling out anybody who’s trying to do their best maintaining an historic structure. I am well aware of the costs involved, the expensive specialists who are qualified to work in old building materials, and the often… Continue Reading
Resurrection Hill Cemetery, an African-American burial ground, is tucked on hilly ground just north of I-44 on route OO. The road to the cemetery swoops up an incline, where there is a small parking lot. I-44 is in the background.
Update: On July 29th, the vast majority of the stones were fixed by the amazing Franklin County Cemetery Society. Read my original article here. The City of Pacific’s cemetery was vandalized back in the winter.
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
The Bixby Mausoleum is unique for several reasons; first of all, it uses much more rusticated stone than its neighbors. Secondly, its massive, gravity-defying curved front pediment appears to be the only one like it in the cemetery. It is… Continue Reading
The Feickert Plot is right next to Adam Lemp’s plot, but there are no monuments, or marked graves.
The Foerg Monument commemorates three burials of the family on the Adam Lemp Plot. Henry, Augusta and Ferdinand are three mysterious figures from St. Louis history that I am investigating. Stay tuned.
I’ve always been intrigued by the simplicity of Adam Lemp’s monument in Bellefontaine Cemetery. A large upright stone, sitting in a field of grass. His wife’s name is not mentioned on the monument, even though she is buried nearby.