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.

Lemp Mansion with the cake in front!
Lemp Mansion with the cake in front!
Lemp Mansion as seen from I-55 southbound
Lemp Mansion as seen from I-55 southbound

Cake placement date: February 21

Where is the cake now?: The cake still sits outside the place.  (May 2017)

Lemp Mansion on Facebook / Official website

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