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Lemp Mansion

3322 DeMenil Place
St. Louis, Missouri , 63118

Lemp Mansion
Photo: Matt Hucke License: CC BY 3.0
This 33-room house was built in 1868 by Jacob Feickert. William J. Lemp, a merchant and brewery owner moved into it in 1876. The ghosts of several Lemp family members are said to haunt the mansion.
The house was built in 1868 by St. Louisian Jacob Feickert. William J. Lemp and his wife, Julia, moved into the mansion in 1876. In 1911, the house underwent major renovations including conversion of some space into offices for the Lemp Brewery. The Lemps lived in the house until 1949 when Charles Lemp committed suicide in the office.

In 1950, the mansion became a boarding house; throughout the next decade, it lost much of its ornate charm. The construction of Interstate 55 during the 1960s led to the destruction of much of the grounds and one of the carriage houses.

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