Bourbon Magic: An Evening of Mystery, Wiles and Whiskey!
Are You Prepared for one of the Most Magical Evenings of the Year? Join us as we step back in time to the gilded age of St. Louis to experience one of the most unique and opulent mansions in our city, the Magic Chef Mansion.
On March, 11th 7-10pm the St. Louis Bourbon Society will host this 1st Annual, one-of-a kind social event, Bourbon Magic: An Evening of Mystery, Wiles and Whiskey! The purchase email confirmation is your ticket for the event.
The evening will be filled with slight of hand and illusions by one of St. Louis' most well respected magicians, Josh Routh.
There will be fortune telling, period cocktails, live music, distinctive Bourbon samples throughout the night as well as a bourbon dessert contest with excellent prizes.
A Little History on this Storied Venue for our Event...
The Magic Chef Mansion was built for Charles Stockstrom (1852-1935), the founder of the Quick Meal Stove Company, later renamed Magic Chef. The largest stove maker in the world at one time, the St. Louis plant alone sprawled over 600,000 square feet and employed 2,000 people. Stockstrom worked closely with architect Ernst Janssen in designing the 12,000 square foot home. Construction began in 1907 and was completed a year later at a cost of $49,500.
In 1935, Stockstrom died at age 83. His daughter Adda Ohmeyer continued to reside in the Mansion until her death in 1990.
All of the original furnishings and some of the fixtures were sold at a week-long public auction prior to the house's sale in the fall of 1990 to the current owner.
The new family moved in four months later and began restoration.
Over the next twenty years, some of the original items were tracked down, repurchased and returned to the house. The home has been painstakingly restored to its turn-of-the-century elegance, including original lighting fixtures and period furnishings.
After meeting with the Mansion's owner, she has graciously allowed our group to host this truly memorable evening in her amazing home.
In the weeks leading up to the event, we will be sharing brief pieces of the historical background on the mansion itself. The pictures simply do not do this marvel of architecture justice! We would love for those who attend this event to be familiar with the home when they arrive and feel as if they already have a connection themselves.
This is one event you do not want to miss! Join us as we step back in time for an evening of Fellowship in the spirit and Bourbon Magic!
The purchase email confirmation is your ticket for the event.