A Lemay Landmark - The August Kassebaum House
Constructed in 1907, The August Kassebaum House, began it’s journey as a Georgian Revival-style brick home. Located at 5009 Lemay Ferry Road, this house was considered unusual as it was architect-designed in the midst of the rural community of Lemay. The architect was William Wedemeyer, who was born in St. Louis and had established his own practice by 1893. He designed factories, theaters, and office buildings in the St. Louis area. The homeowner, August Kassebaum, son of Henry Kassebaum, who immigrated to this area from Germany in the 1840s. August grew up in the Mattese area and opened a store there in 1884, dealing in general merchandise and farm implements. Two years later he expanded into St. Louis, opening a produce and commission business in what is now known as Laclede’s Landing. He served as the postmaster of Mattese and was elected Collector in 1910. He married Catherine Brummer in 1885, and the couple had 11 children, eight of whom survived. His son J. Harry eventually took over the family business.
Today, 5009 Lemay Ferry Road, is home to Heritage Salon & Spa, a beautifully restored 2-story salon and spa equipped with 23 hair stations, 6 nail stations, 4 pedi spas plus massage and esthetics on the second floor.
We welcome you to visit us in person and see why all our clients "Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends!"