History

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Looks Familiar

I was cruising the web and came across designer Christian Annyas who has assembled a gallery of "100 logos from American and Canadian railroad companies," dating from 1845 to 2000. They show a microcosm of a century and a half's worth of evolution in design sensibility, but they also show just how lovely and evocative many of the logos of these forgotten railroads once were..  The Frisco Railroad (1900) logo caught my eye.

Frisco Railroad (1900)

A Look Back: Lemp Mansion, home of beer dynasty and suicide

A servant heard a muffled pop from her master's bedroom. She summoned his sons, who broke down the locked door and found William J. Lemp Sr. dead with a gunshot to his right temple.

The .38-caliber revolver was nearby. It was the first of four fatal gunshots in the sad tale of St. Louis' first beer dynasty.

Lemp, 68, shot himself on the morning of Feb. 13, 1904, in his second-floor bedroom of the family mansion at 3322 South 13th Street (now DeMenil Place), next to his brewery covering 13 blocks. Lemp had never gotten over the sudden death in 1901 of his son, Frederick, brewery superintendent, from a heart ailment. His depression deepened. When he didn't emerge from the room that morning, no one took much notice.

Ghost Hunters do a 'stand up' investigation of Lemp Mansion

Let’s not beat around the bush and get right to the headline ‘Ghost Hunters do a ‘stand up’ investigation of Lemp Mansion.’ Intriguing headline, no?

Haunted Lemp Mansion

The Lemp Mansion, The Most Haunted Place in Missouri

Walking Tours - Self Guided

BENTON PARK SERIES OF WALKS

Lemp Brewery

Walk around the Lemp Brewery Complex

Links regarding the Lemp Brewery & Family

Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion

Thomas Hart Benton

 

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Remembering the Past of Benton Park - Old Maps

I have been doing a lot of research on Benton Park.  In doing so, I have acquired a couple of old maps of the neighborhood.