A reader snapped an up close picture of Alswel recently while visiting a friend in the neighborhood. It’s looking good after all of these years. Photo by Joanne Owens
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.
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
A reader of St. Louis Patina is looking for someone who posted on the Lemp Mansion a while back, and if that reader is still enjoying my blog, if he could contact me, that would be cool. The original message… Continue Reading
Update: Oops! I posted the same photo a week before.
Update: Oops! I posted the same photo a week later.
In the grainy photo above, you can see my attempt to photograph one of the other legendary houses owned by the Lemp family, in this case one that looks like a giant Swiss chalet. It is unreachable due to a… 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
Coming Soon: Pictures of the other Lemp mansions.