Lemp Malt Kiln Update

There was a partial collapse of the upper floors of the Lemp Brewery malt kiln recently, which as I wrote at St. Louis Magazine, was constructed in the 1880s. I believe it further proves the point of the owner, Shashi Palamand, and myself that the right course of action is to deconstruct these upper stories…

Halloween at the Lemp Brewery

I went to the Lemp Brewery haunted house in mid October, which gave me the chance to take some bad photos of the place at night. It’s pretty fun to walk around the place at night, with lights giving a nice perspective on the architecture. You enter the cellars under the brew house, and then…

Malt Kiln Demolition Work, Lemp Brewery

Sadly, due to the original design of the Lemp Brewery’s malt kiln, which was built in two building campaigns, one in the 1870s, and the other in the 1880s, which I wrote about in St. Louis Magazine, there will have to be necessary demolition of a third of the 1880s expansion. Essentially, William J. Lemp…

Malt Kilns, Lemp Brewery

Update: Unfortunately, the decision was finally made to deconstruct the eastern upper three stories for safety and structural reasons in 2023. The historic malt kilns at the Lemp Brewery have been stabilized after the unfortunate collapse of the western third (spare me your armchair engineering expertise–unless you have an actual B.S. or advanced degree in…

New Stock House, Lemp Brewery

I wrote about the New Stock House at the Lemp Brewery at St. Louis Magazine a few years ago, but I realized I had never really taken any pictures of it in the morning light, which I did recently. It was one of the last and most modern buildings built at the brewery, and was…

Lemp Stables, Cherokee Street

I’ve written extensively about the Lemp Brewery and its buildings that were constructed from the 1840s through the 1910s, but one structure that I’ve largely ignored are the stables and later garage for the delivery vehicles on the north side of Cherokee Street. The eastern portion was originally an open air shed that housed wagons,…

Eugene Miltenberger House

I’d been trying to figure out a way to make this incredibly historic house part of a larger post, but I couldn’t, so I present it to you now. It’s the Eugene Miltenberger House in Dutchtown, and it was owned by a very important landowner and property developer in the years before the Civil War…

Old Lagering House, Lemp Brewery, Fall 2021

The old Fermenting or Lagering House is probably my favorite building at the Lemp Brewery, with its three original floors above ground, and the same depth below ground as it is tall. There are two ugly additional floors added by the International Shoe Company, as well as rectangular windows punched in the faade of the…

Ice Plant, Lemp Brewery, Fall 2021

While these twin buildings are prominent along South Broadway, their role in generating ice for the boxcars that took Lemp Beer around the world is less well known. I wrote about them at the end of this article back in January of 2019. Imagine, over one hundred years ago, railcars coming out of the massive…

New Power Plant, Lemp Brewery, Fall 2021

They don’t make power plants like this anymore. I wrote an extensive article about the Lemp Brewery’s power plant several years ago, so you can learn about it here. This is another work by Guy Tyler Norton, with extensive collaboration from General Electric. Remember the northeastern exposure would have been blocked by the Second Bottling…