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  1. Adam says:

    Funnily enough, I was at the Estate yesterday – though I didn't actually know the history of the place before I got there and didn't take any kind of "tour" since it was late at night.I will say that the current owners are incredibly nice, gracious people. Hopefully I can go back at some point and see it in the daytime!

  2. Chris says:

    Oh God, I would love to see the inside of this house, badly. You don't think they would be interested in giving me a tour, would they? I would only say nice things about the house.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Chris V. – It's funny to see these blogs about this house… I am a pretty close family friend of the owners. As Adam said, they are VERY down to earth kind people. When I was younger, we had many a sleepover there. We'd all sleep in the huge main middle room of the house. – They are actually in the middle of doing some major renovations… I would wait till after they're finished to try and get a tour. It is supposed be more like it was when the house was built. Right now it has some major 70s style to it. I'm not sure how they feel about random request for tours, though… (By the way… we, in middle school, call the Look-out tour the Make-out Tour) I wonder if we've met, Adam?? I'm assuming you're a friend of LM?

  4. Chris says:

    I'm very patient, so if the owners at some point, even years from now, would let me take a peak, I would be most grateful.

  5. Charlie says:

    I’m somewhat new to the St Louis area, and have loved learning about the Kirkwood area where I live. I’m also an avid homebrewer and St. Louis brewing history is of course fascinating. Honestly I’m taken aback by how little of the area history most people I talk to know or care to know. Its a shame!!!

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Charlie, you’ll be happy to know that there are Many people who are interested; you’ll find them!

  6. J. Klein says:

    Cragswold is owned by James (Jim) and Debbie Matush. They are extremely nice and friendly people, if you wanted to do a feature on it, they may oblige you to do such, just write them a letter and ask!

  7. Frank says:

    I’m searching for information Cragwold game farm .
    Such as when it was established animals Hunted property boundaries or anything what was it all about

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Hi Frank, unfortunately I don’t know much about Edwin Lemp’s activities at his Cragwold Estate, as my research so far has focused on his grandfather, Adam Lemp, and the construction of the brewery buildings on the Levee and Cherokee Street. My best advice would be to search on Newspapers.com, as there is a strong possibility reporters visited Cragwold over the years.

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