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Lemp Mansion - St. Louis, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 35.591 W 090° 12.963
15S E 742462 N 4275309
Quick Description: The Lemp Mansion is considered to be the most haunted location in St Louis and in 1980 Life magazine called the Lemp Mansion one of the ten most haunted places in America
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2007 9:09:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM1CMK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamTGF
Views: 223

Long Description:

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The Lemp mansion is a site of great fortune and great tragedy. The Lemp family fortune was made in the late 1800's and early 1900's family owned Lemp brewery. The brewery was one of the largest in the country. The family's tragedies began with the death of Frederick Lemp in 1901 at the age of only 28. He was his father's favorite son and was being groomed to take over the operations of the company. The father William Sr. never fully recovered from his son death and committed suicide in 1904. The business was then taken over by William Jr. William Jr. along with this wife Lillian known as the "Lavender Lady" had a proclivity of spending the family's fortune. The brewery business declined during World War I and reached its demise during prohibition. The next tragedy to strike the family was the suicide of William Jr.s sister Elsa Lemp Wright in 1920, she also shot herself in the mansion. William Jr next committed suicide in 1922. The last of the Lemp family to commit suicide in the mansion was William Jr. brother Charles in 1949. The only surviving brother Edwin has left the family business in 1913 and moved to an estate in Kirkwood and lived to an old age of 90 years. The Lemp family may have all died but it does not seem they have all left the Mansion. For a fuller description of the Lemp family and the mansion (visit link)

The Lemp Mansion is now operated as a restaurant and bed and breakfast. To see current activities at the Lemp Mansion (visit link)

Ghost tours are also conducted at the Lemp Mansion (visit link)
Public access?:
Site is operated as a bed and breakfast and has restaurant. Must stay with tour group when on ghost tours


Website about the location and/or story: [Web Link]

Visting hours: Not listed

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