Locations By Category: Residential

James Clemens House

James Clemens House This building was originally home to James Clemens Jr, uncle to Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. There are two main portions of this building: the house and the chapel. The original house was built in 1858 primarily out of brick and cast iron. It is said that the portraits along the window sills are that of James' wife which he had installed in her memory after she died. In 1887 a major addition was built onto the rear of the main house, followed by the chapel building "Our Lady of Good Counsel" in 1896...

Mansion on the Hill

Mansion on the Hill This mansion was built in 1915 by a family that was to be an integral part of Saint Louis industry well into the 20th century. The reign would end, however when the business was bought out and the original location shut down. Now, this land is ripe for development and its days are numbered as more and more people are moving into the area.

Old House #1

fillertext This is an old house in the country photographed on a sunny day in early Autumn. The owners live on the farm in a newer house and still work the fields. This was their parents (grandparent's?) residence.

The sun was extremely harsh the day of my visit. It's difficult getting to the house without being visible to the current landowners and there's nowhere to park without being obvious...

Lemp Mansion

Lemp Mansion The Lemp Mansion is the site of three suicides by Lemp family members after the death of the son Frederick Lemp, whose William J. Lemp Brewing Co. dominated the St. Louis beer market before Prohibition with its Falstaff beer brand. The mansion is said to be haunted by members of the Lemp family.