Honoring the legacy of St. Louis' first brewing dynasty

Honoring the legacy of St. Louis' first brewing dynasty


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The lemp family

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The Lemp family of St. Louis was one of the first and most successful brewing families in St. Louis, with brands once known around the world. Their tragic family history has largely overshadowed their legendary successes. 

Meet the lemp family

the lemp mansion

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As the former home of one of St. Louis' most mysterious and notable families, the Lemp Mansion of St. Louis has an illustrious and fascinating tale to tell. It's a story of fine living, tragic death, and perhaps, a few ghosts from its unsettling past.

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lemp reality tour

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Hosted by author Stephen Walker, the Lemp Reality tour takes guests to 13 places with a connection to Lemp family history, and includes a rare visit inside the Lemp Mausoleum in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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lemp history 101

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The illustrious history of the Lemp family in St. Louis spans some 150 years, and even though the immediate family is no longer with us, their impact continues to be felt. Perhaps no other family in the city's history has known such a combination of mercantile success and family tragedy.

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the lemp brewery

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At one time the William J. Lemp Brewing Company was the largest brewery in St. Louis, and the eighth-largest in the nation. Then Prohibition and family tragedies set the brewery into downward spiral from which it would never recover.

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lemp: the haunting history

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Here's the book that will tell you the whole story of the Lemp family, their once-mighty brewing dynasty, and the incredible mansion they left behind. Theirs is an amazing history that is often overshadowed by mythology and urban legend. 

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Author Appearances

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OCTOBER 2, 2019 • O'FALLON, MO

Stephen Walker will appear at the O'Fallon, Missouri branch of the St. Charles City/County Public Library. Event is free, but registration is required. Register here 

OCTOBER 2019 •  DIERBERGS SCHOOL OF COOKING 

Enjoy a stimulating discussion of Lemp history by Stephen Walker, while a Dierbergs cooking instructor teaches you how to create one of the trademark dishes that has made the Lemp Mansion Restaurant famous. Autographed copies of "Lemp: The Haunting History" will be on sale at the end of the class. Select from the following dates and store locations. Register here.  


Oct. 17 - Southroads

Oct. 21 - Des Peres

Oct. 24 - Southroads

Oct. 28 - Bogey Hills

Oct. 29 - Edwardsville

Oct. 30 - West Oak


TO HOST A BOOK SIGNING:

If your organization would like to host a discussion and book signing event with Stephen Walker, author of "Lemp: The Haunting History, " send an email to stephenwalker2913 (at) gmail.com