3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, MO, 63118 / Cake artist: Phil Jarvis
When people talk about the Lemp Mansion, usually ghosts or something related are mentioned! The Lemp family has always been a dynasty that historians seem to look into the most. The empire started when the first generation Lemp family migrated to St. Louis from Germany in 1838. They ran a grocery and in the process, they brewed a kettle of beer in the back. It would soon become a short-lived empire as it became a legendary St. Louis rise-and-fall story. The house was completed in 1868 by German-American Jacob Fieckert and the Lemp family moved in there eight years later. Lemp Beer was very popular in the late 19th century, which would soon be surpassed by Anheuser-Busch. Three generations of the Lemp family lived there until 1949 when Charles Lemp committed suicide.
From 1950 to 1975, the mansion was used as a boarding house and an apartment building. Years after showing signs of deterioration, the Pointer family bought the Lemp Mansion and converted it into a bed-and-breakfast type place, as well as for other uses. It is still run by them today.
Cake placement date: February 21
Where is the cake now?: The cake still sits outside the place. (May 2017)