I recently wrote about the fascinating figure of Henry Vahlkamp, who worked for the Lemps from 1870 into the 1920s, making him one of the longest serving member of the brewery, far longer than every member of the family save… Continue Reading
When I’m out and about, I sometimes snap pictures of interesting buildings that later expand into larger posts, but other times, I can’t figure out what to do with them. These photos are “outtakes;” buildings that are worth publishing but… Continue Reading
Update: I appeared on “St. Louis on the Air” on August 26th to discuss the Lemp Brewery and the Malt Kiln’s collapse. Listen to the broadcast here. For the first time in a decade, I’m posting an entry outside of… Continue Reading
Some of my favorite buildings at the Lemp Brewery, built over a time period of the 1870s through the 1910s, are from left to right above: the malt kiln and house, and the fermenting department. Above and below, the malt… Continue Reading
Jason Gray’s photographs that he took for my series of articles about the Lemp Brewery for St. Louis Magazine are of such higher quality than mine that it almost seems pointless for me to take any more pictures of the… Continue Reading
For all my readers who are fans of Lemp history, I made an interesting discovery in my research of the founder of the dynasty, Adam Lemp. When he purchased the property for the brewery on the Levee in 1844, the… 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
The Lemp Mausoleum is less than half full, and probably will be forever. See the inside at this earlier post here.
North of his old friend and business partner, Adam Lemp’s grave, there is the family plot of Louis Bach, who also was active in politics and city government in pre-Civil War St. Louis. As my new research will show next… Continue Reading
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.