I set out to find the quarry that provided some of the stone for Union Station, as well as many of the stone for houses–perhaps the Lemp Mansion, Cragwold–in the Meramec Highlands resort area of southwest St. Louis County. I… Continue Reading
One of my most popular posts concerned Cragwold, the estate of Edwin Lemp on the bluffs above the Meramec River. I went back and got a couple of new pictures this last weekend.
I originally had the idea of driving the whole length of Chouteau Ave/Manchester Ave/Manchester Road all the way out to Gray’s Summit, but I got so annoyed at the traffic and absolute monotony of the drive, that I bailed at… Continue Reading
In Search of Cragwold continues to be my most popular post on Saint Louis Patina, judging by number of comments. Just this week, I received another informative comment that sheds more light on the story of this fascinating house. Just… Continue Reading
Update: See additional photographs from later visits. It came to my attention recently that the Lemp family had a western outpost in St. Louis County named Cragwold, now in Kirkwood. You can read about the Lemps here in my archive of St.… Continue Reading